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  1. 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
  2. Are the Leafs a legitimate contender?

    Craig Custance

    Randy Carlyle had to know what he was doing. When you're the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you know full well that everything you say will be scrutinized to the extreme. Especially when it's perceived as criticism following a loss. On Tuesday ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Rivals scout the Boston Bruins - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance talks to Boston's rivals to scout out how to beat the Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  6. NHL - How Bruins, Rangers, Canadiens respond to Penguins moves

    Craig Custance

    In the wake of the acquisition of Jarome Iginla by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Craig Custance examines how other Eastern Conference contenders can try to keep up as the trade deadline approaches.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  7. NHL - New York Rangers face decisions on trade, coaching fronts

    Craig Custance

    The Rangers were supposed to be Stanley Cup contenders and instead they're sputtering out of the playoff race. As the trade deadline approaches, Craig Custance examines some of the key options available to them.

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  8. Top trade needs for playoff contenders

    Craig Custance

    Everything about the Anders Lindback trade suggested that Tampa GM Steve Yzerman made one of the shrewdest offseason moves. After enduring a season of ugly goaltending, he addressed it decisively in June by sending three draft picks to the Predators ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  9. NHL - Top trade needs for playoff contenders

    Craig Custance

    As the trade deadline approaches, Craig Custance examines some key needs for playoff contenders. While Anders Lindback hasn't been the immediate answer for the Bolts, Tampa appears committed to him ... for now at least.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 'Sky's the limit' for Bruins' Hamilton

    Grant Sonier

    Most of the hype and zest leading up to Canada vs. USA at the 2012 U-20 World Jr. Championships was gone by the time the New Year's Eve match took place. The Americans, who were considered a medal contender and by many a good chance for gold, were do...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  14. Scouting the top prospects from Team USA and Team Canada at the W...

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier breaks down the top prospects from both Team USA and Team Canada at the World Jr. Championships. Boston's Dougie Hamilton is one of many players of whom big things are expected.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2012
  15. NHL draft - World Junior Championships - Examining NHL prospects ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus examines the rosters of the top tournament contenders in the World Junior Championship. Team Russia may have the best forward corps in the tourney, including the likely No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  16. NHL draft - World Junior Championships - Examining NHL prospects ...

    Corey Pronman

    With the World Junior Championships just around the corner, Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus examines the rosters of the top tournament contenders, starting with a Team Canada squad ripe with NHL talent.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2011