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  1. Top 10 draft classes of the past 10 years

    Craig Custance

    There's a theory in hockey when it comes to the draft. Get two NHL players out of a draft class and you're doing pretty well. Hit on three and you're ahead of the game. Four? You could be building a dynasty if they're impact players. Teams that mi...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Wild should extend Yeo, consider Vanek

    Craig Custance

    There was significant growth. The Minnesota Wild made the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and after losing convincingly to the Chicago Blackhawks last year, upset the Colorado Avalanche this year, then pushed Chicago further than most any...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Examining the Washington Capitals' options with a declining Alex ...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus explores the decline of Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, and ponders what the team should do with the expensive winger.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  4. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 23

    Victoria Matiash

    As is customary this time of year -- Olympics or no Olympics -- the long regular season is beginning to wear on NHL rosters. With the playoffs just around the corner, most NHLers are, to some degree, bruised, banged-up and/or justifiably bushed. It s...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. Washington Capitals' trade deadline plans

    Craig Custance

    Alex Ovechkin felt compelled to apologize for his team's performance in the Olympics. Nicklas Backstrom had to sit out the gold-medal game because of a doping violation. John Carlson's Americans were embarrassed in the bronze-medal game. Yeah, the...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  6. Ranking the league's top 10 centers - NHL

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg outlines the top 10 centers in the NHL based on a variety of metrics and overall impact. Beyond Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who Greenberg says is the clear No. 1, which pivots are the best?

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  7. NHL Daily Links - Dec. 19

    Tim Kavanagh

    With the holiday break (and roster freeze) approaching, the rumor mill be also be hitting a speed bump. But before that happens, let's dive in to what's brewing around the league. The big news is that Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has been pl...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  8. Will Wild or Leafs halt skid first?

    Craig Custance

    Following Saturday's loss to the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle made a comment that was quite telling for a team that has been a statistical anomaly this season. It was a comment that confirmed the argument of advanced st...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  9. Will Alex Ovechkin score 70 goals this season? - NHL

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg looks at whether Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin can sustain his current goal-scoring pace and net 70-plus goals this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  10. Claude Giroux, Jeff Carter among top breakout candidates - NHL

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg breaks down the players and teams set to break out and break down this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  11. Mailbag: Coaches on the hot seat

    Craig Custance

    After a summer hiatus, the Friday NHL mailbag is back. It's hockey season. We'll mix in some of the new questions and reach into the offseason bag for some of the best I missed. If you have a question for next week's mailbag, send it i...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  12. NHL - Custance Friday mailbag on Wild early struggles, Bruins goa...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for the first Q&A of the 2013-14 season, including a question on which coach is on the hottest seat right now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  13. NHL - Finding the high value bets for the 2013-14 season

    Neil Greenberg

    ESPN Insider Neil Greenberg examines value bets for the 2013-14 NHL season, including Cup picks, over/unders and trophy winners.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  14. NHL - Hockey Prospectus projections for 2013-14 top playmakers

    Robert Vollman

    Robert Vollman of Hockey Prospectus projects the NHL's top playmakers for the 2013-14 season. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux top the list.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  15. NHL - 25 Under 25 Rankings

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg publishes his annual list of the top 25 players in the NHL under the age of 25, including John Tavares, Steven Stamkos and Erik Karlsson.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  16. NHL - Top 100 prospects for 2013-14

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman identifies his Top 100 NHL prospects for 2013-14, including Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013