Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus identify one key stat for every NHL playoff series, weighing in with their prediction on whether the trend will continue as well as picking a winner in each series.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his final installment of the regular season player power rankings. Sidney Crosby finishes the season as the top skater while Tuukka Rask is the league's top netminder.
While Sidney Crosby is a clear favorite to win the Hart Trophy, other individual NHL awards are up for grabs. Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus uses advanced stats to pick a favorite for the Norris, Vezina and Selke trophies.
In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?
Corey Pronman offers seven young, rising players who could make a stretch run impact for teams in the NHL playoffs. He leads with Evgeny Kuznetsov, who helped Washington since recently coming from the KHL.
Neil Greenberg explores the concept of the post-Olympic hangover, whether teams that send many of their players to the Olympic Games are riddled with fatigue and other effects. Should the Blues, Blackhawks and Red Wings be worried?
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus updates the ranking of top NHL players by Goals Versus Threshold through Feb. 2. While there's no change at the top, a pair of Anaheim skaters are picking up steam -- as is a certain American Maple Leaf.
Neil Greenberg ranks the top NHL player at every age. While there were some easy age groups from which to select a winner, certain ones (such as age 23, with Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Erik Karlsson) provide substantial debate.