E.J. Hradek dips into his mailbag to see what the future may hold for embattled Caps coach Bruce Boudreau and for the Philadelphia Flyers and evaluate his favorite for the Stanley Cup -- the San Jose Sharks.
As the Canadiens and Penguins prepare to knuckle up in Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, E.J. Hradek presents six notes -- culled from ESPN Stats & Information and Elias -- on the history of the 131 Game 7s played so far.
Neil Greenberg assesses this offseason's top draft picks, and analyzes whether the group -- headed by Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones will stack up against the best draft classes in recent history.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?
Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...
Neil Greenberg writes about which teams were hurt and which were helped due to division realignment. He points to the Washington Capitals, now in the Metropolitan, as a team that could struggle to contend as it has in recent years.