E.J. Hradek takes his weekly dip into his mailbag, fielding questions on which players he thinks are leading for the Hart Trophy, the realistic chances of the Devils making the playoffs, and whether Colorado will trade John-Michael Liles.
E.J. Hradek runs down 10 items from the rinks that intrigued him over the weekend, including the rise of Alexander Semin, the Thrashers continuing their winning ways, Pronger and the Avery rule, and the Islanders becoming winners again.
It's natural for the Washington fans and media to look for someone to blame after a devastating series defeat to the Montreal Canadiens. Is Bruce Boudreau's dismissal the best call at this stage? E.J. looks into the factors involved.
What should the Devils do in regard to free-agent super sniper Ilya Kovalchuk? Let him walk, says E.J. Hradek. Plus a look back at the Coyotes and Red Wings and a preview of Wednesday's Game 7 between the Caps and Canadiens.
E.J. Hradek lends his insights into the New Jersey Devils' coaching vacancy after the retirement of head coach Jacques Lemaire. Plus, his three stars for Monday night and a look at Tuesday night's Game 7 in Phoenix between the Coyotes and Red Wings.
E.J. Hradek doles out his three stars from Sunday's showdowns and looks ahead to Monday night's action, where he believes Alexander Semin is due for a breakthrough and the Blackhawks should close out the Predators.