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  1. 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
  2. Time to panic for Capitals, Kings?

    Craig Custance

    The NHL season will be entering its second week this weekend and three teams still do not have a win. And two of them are presumably Stanley Cup contenders. The Los Angeles Kings dropped to 0-2-1 with their overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers on T...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  3. NHL - Mailbag - Is it time to panic for Los Angeles Kings, Washin...

    Craig Custance

    With a short season, is it time for the winless Capitals and Kings to panic? Craig Custance explores that topic as he dives into his weekly mailbag.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  4. NHL - After losing Jiri Hudler, Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart,...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg examines the changes the Detroit Red Wings underwent this offseason and what they need to do to become a contender again.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  5. Changes ahead for key Cup contenders

    Craig Custance

    The teams knocked out in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs were a who's who of preseason Stanley Cup favorites. When the dust settled, the Penguins, Red Wings, Sharks, Blackhawks, Bruins and Canucks were all heading home for the s...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  6. 2012 NHL Free Agency - Changes ahead for Penguins, Wings, other C...

    Craig Custance

    Despite a thin free-agent crop, several strong Cup contenders may undergo some drastic offseason changes. Craig Custance examines the potential upcoming moves for the Penguins, Wings, Canucks and Sharks.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  7. Ranking the Central GMs

    Alvin Chang

    It's one thing to build a contender from the ground up, which was the challenge for Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson. It requires that you have success high in Round 1, while finding a few pieces in the later rounds. But once you build a co...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. NHL prospects - Top prospects that may be traded

    Corey Pronman

    With the trade deadline creeping ever closer, Corey Pronman takes a look at some of the top prospects for likely potential buyers who could be offered up in exchange for that mythical missing piece, starting with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  14. Blues face trade deadline decisions

    Craig Custance

    The trade deadline will be a crucial time for Central Division contenders. The future of one of the Nashville Predators' most important players in franchise history could be decided. The Chicago Blackhawks are aggressively looking for an impact ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  15. St. Louis Blues facing difficult trade deadline decisions - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the St. Louis Blues are heading into a challenging stretch of their schedule and may soon be forced to face some tricky trade deadline decisions.

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  16. How St. Louis has built a contender

    Alvin Chang

    The St. Louis Blues might be the best team in the NHL, but you'd never know it by looking at the All-Star roster. They landed just one player on the squad -- backup goalie Brian Elliott -- which indicates a lack of high-end talent on the team. T...

    Blog | January 24, 2012