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  1. Selke Trophy appears to be Patrice Bergeron's to lose - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Coming out of the NHL All-Star break, Rob Vollman handicaps the race for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy. Will Patrice Bergeron make it three wins in four seasons? Who will mount the most serious case against him?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  2. Identifying Stanley Cup contenders, pretenders at the midway poin...

    Sam Hitchcock

    Sam Hitchcock dives into the advanced metrics to determine whether certain upstart teams -- like the Islanders and Predators -- are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders or not.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  3. Grading every team based on prospects at World Junior Championshi...

    Corey Pronman

    Following the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, Corey Pronman grades each NHL team based on the performance of its prospects that played in the event. The Jets, Sabres, Red Wings and Rangers are among the top graded teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  4. Reality check on mumps' impact

    Craig Custance

    It was a Friday morning in early November when Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin woke up with the swollen face that's become all too common right now around the NHL. He suspected the problem might be mumps, since teammate Corey Perry ha...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Despite results, Devils support DeBoer

    Craig Custance

    Following Saturday's loss to the Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer didn't mince words in his assessment of the game. He pointedly explained that the Capitals' power play was better than the Devils' power play. And that th...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  6. Top 20 UFAs for 2015

    Craig Custance

    When Jason Spezza signed his four-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars worth $7.5 million per season, the initial thought was that it seemed high for a player on the downside of his career. All it took was a quick glance at the 2015 fre...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Richards' growing impact for Blackhawks

    Craig Custance

    It was a milestone event for Brad Richards. Game No. 1,000 came in Chicago on Sunday against the Dallas Stars and was an opportunity for reflection and to get his family together to appreciate a long and outstanding career. But Richards wants to...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  8. How teams can improve their possession numbers, Corsi - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Why is puck possession such an important metric? What are some teams doing to specifically improve? Rob Vollman answers each question based on the latest metrics.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  9. Isles benefit from Boychuk's improvement

    Craig Custance

    The theory among scouts and executives regarding Nick Leddy was that once the talented 23-year-old defenseman escaped the depths of the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup, he would blossom in a bigger role. It's one of the reasons New York Islanders general ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  10. Checking in on key impending RFAs

    Craig Custance

    There are really two schools of thought when it comes to signing your restricted free agents early, like the Minnesota Wild did over the weekend with Jonas Brodin. Once you're confident you know what you have in a player, like the Wild are with their...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  11. NHL Future Power Rankings - Chicago Blackhawks positioned well fo...

    Craig Custance

    Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  12. Ranking the top 10 forward groups

    Craig Custance

    The final opening-night rosters turned in by NHL teams Tuesday showed a continued evolution at forward. The notion of a top six and bottom six is starting to disappear. The best teams have three skilled lines that are almost interchangeable and a fou...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  13. Ranking the top 10 defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    The ideal defense no longer is about matching a puck mover with a stay-at-home defenseman on each pairing. The best teams still have a physical, defensive defenseman around to take care of business when necessary, but the league is skewing toward def...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  14. Anaheim Ducks among best Stanley Cup futures bets - NHL

    Mike Pickett

    With the NHL season starting on Wednesday, Mike Pickett of OddsShark runs through the best Stanley Cup futures bets.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  15. Anonymous league insiders rank the 30 starting goaltenders - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance asked 15 anonymous NHL coaches, front office executives and a goal scorer to rate every starting goalie, producing a 1-30 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  16. Three big questions as camp winds down

    Craig Custance

    It happened quickly, just a flick of the wrists on a pass from Dominic Moore, and Anthony Duclair had another one. It was his third goal of the preseason, building momentum and his case to make the New York Rangers as a 19-year-old rookie. Heading...

    Blog | October 01, 2014