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Ranking the NHL's Best Rivalries in the 2016-17 Season

Every NHL team's fanbase has an opponent they love to hate, and many of the best rivalries go back decades. If one or both teams are in a down period and unproductive, the rivalry goes dormant and waits for another uprising. The best rivalries—like the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals—involve strong teams that are in the window of opportunity to win the Stanley Cup.
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