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  1. Stars, Ducks on the rise in West; Sharks, Kings have some issues

    Katie Strang

    Trending up Dallas Stars -- Winners in eight of their past 10 games, the Stars are finally showing signs of being the team so many people projected as one of the up-and-coming contenders out West. So much was made of their offensive firepower headin...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. How Stanley Cup contenders can overcome Achilles heels in 2014-15...

    Sam Hitchcock

    The Blackhawks, Bruins, Kings, Penguins and Ducks all have a significant flaw. Sam Hitchcock of Hockey Prospectus explains how each of them can overcome that Achilles' heel.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  3. Better dynasty contender: Chicago or LA?

    Craig Custance

    It's natural when a team in this era wins its second Stanley Cup in three years that the question immediately becomes about the franchise's place in history. It happened last spring when the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to become the ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  4. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Chicago Blackhawks versu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It tells you something about the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks that despite playing in the conference with a deeper pool of legit contenders, they've found a way to stage a reprise of last year's Western Conference finals. "It's going ...

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  5. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 Team Canada hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team Canada has a vast array of star power, but has challenges to overcome in order to take home the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  6. Blackhawks facing first adversity of season

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- This was the slap in the face, the splash of cold water. Not necessarily one the Chicago Blackhawks needed, but one they knew was coming. During any long playoff run for a Stanley Cup contender, there are moments when a big shove back f...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL playoffs - Second-round preview: Chicago Blackhawks vers...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The last time Original Six rivals the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks met in the playoffs was in the 2009 Western Conference finals, with the Blackhawks the young bucks still figuring things out and the Red Wings the veteran contenders en ro...

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  8. Hull: Blackhawks can be Cup contenders

    Scott Powers

    Former Chicago Blackhawks great Bobby Hull said he believes the Blackhawks have what it takes to compete for another Stanley Cup this season. "I think from what they've shown in the beginning they have as good a team as any in the NHL," Hull said ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  9. NHL - Trade deadline moves for Red Wings, Blackhawks, Blues, Pred...

    Rob Vollman

    As teams approach the NHL trade deadline, even top contenders like the Red Wings are looking for help. Hockey Prospectus examines how they can do so and what the rest of the Central division will do leading up to the trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  10. Playoff Power Meter - Philadelphia Flyers' biggest problem comes ...

    Alvin Chang

    As the trade deadline nears, Alvin Chang examines every team's weaknesses in their Playoff Power Meter portfolio and sees which players mentioned in NHL Rumor Central could help make playoff teams into bona fide Cup contenders.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  11. Blackhawks-Penguins Preview

    Blackhawks-Penguins Preview

    Preview | December 19, 2011
  12. Winnipeg Jets starting to look like playoff contenders - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the Winnipeg Jets, on the strength of an impressive home record, are beginning to look like playoff contenders. They'll have a chance to prove it over the next several weeks.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2011
  13. Emery emerging as No. 1 contender

    Jesse Rogers

    There's little doubt Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp will get most of the headlines in the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 overtime win against the New York Islanders on Thursday, but the hockey world already knew they were star players. Goalie Ray Emery is...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  14. Melissa Isaacson: Chicago Blackhawks have done nothing to show th...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The Hawks certainly don't look like a Cup contender against the Canucks.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2011
  15. Hurricanes-Blackhawks Preview

    Hurricanes-Blackhawks Preview

    Preview | March 03, 2011
  16. NHL: Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks leads the Calder race, ...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek ranks the top contenders for the Calder trophy, and he once again put the San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture in the top spot. Couture shouldn't get too comfortable, however, as the Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner is closing the gap.

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2011