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  1. Previewing Team USA's World Junior Championship team - NHL

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman serves up his preview of Team USA at the upcoming World Junior Championship, featuring key facts and scouting notes on every player on the roster.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  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. Four keys to the Wild being contenders

    Craig Custance

    As far as training camp drama goes, the Minnesota Wild are giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a run for their money. It never escalated to Ryan Johansen levels, but Minnesota had its own contract stalemate, with goalie Darcy Kuemper arriving late while...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Links from around the rink: Apr. 6

    Tim Kavanagh

    It's a battle of attrition for some NHL teams as the playoffs near. We know well how banged up some of the top contenders -- including the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins -- have been as of late, but it's a problem for ...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  6. 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
  7. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 U.S. hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team USA looks strong on paper, but may struggle due to some surprising reasons.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  8. NHL - Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues among top projected poi...

    Timo Seppa

    At the midway mark of the NHL season, Timo Seppa of Hockey Prospectus goes through his projections for which teams will be playoff contenders at season's end. The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to do well, but there are some big surprises elsewhere.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  9. NHL - Mike Ribeiro leads list of NHL's 5 riskiest free agents

    Frank Provenzano

    Former NHL assistant general manager Frank Provenzano provides a breakdown of the five riskiest unrestricted free agents on the 2013 market. Former Capitals center Mike Ribeiro leads off the list.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  10. 2013 NHL Playoff Odds - Blackhawks, Devils looking like locks, wh...

    Neil Greenberg

    A quarter of the way into the season, we're starting to see some separation in the NHL standings. Using some detailed statistical analysis, Neil Greenberg provides the playoff odds for the contenders, pretenders and those who should be booking tee times.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  11. NHL - Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins top team projections for...

    Timo Seppa

    Hockey Prospectus projects how each NHL team will fare during the shortened 2012-13 season using HP's VUKOTA projection system. Which clubs will be contenders, bubble teams or cellar-dwellers?

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  12. Ken Holland, David Poile and the Central division GM rankings - N...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang continues his series of ranking the NHL's general managers by their drafting prowess. Today, the Central division is up, and Detroit's Ken Holland leads the way.

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron leads Selke Trophy candidat...

    Neil Greenberg

    ESPN Insider Neil Greenberg breaks down his top candidates for the Selke Trophy, writing that while there are numerous forwards worthy of consideration, any discussion has to begin with Boston's Patrice Bergeron.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Top potential prospects on trade block

    Corey Pronman

    Each trade deadline, teams in playoff contention go in search of that elusive missing piece that can either lock down a postseason bid or turn them into a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. More often than not, the currency the buyer exchanges for a p...

    Blog | February 03, 2012