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  1. Colorado Avalanche among four teams that could shift their attent...

    Matthew Coller and Sam Hitchcock

    Four teams that spent this offseason like they'd be Stanley Cup contenders may be more focused on the draft lottery in 2015, based on the underlying statistics.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Flyers emerging as dark-horse contender

    Craig Custance

    There's a belief that the Philadelphia Flyers would be among the last teams the Pittsburgh Penguins want to face in the first round (or any round) of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That theory was bolstered this weekend. The Flyers swept a home-...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  5. Flyers going after Ryan Kesler?

    Tim Kavanagh

    While they remain in the thick of the Eastern playoff race, the Philadelphia Flyers are clearly a rung below the top contenders in Pittsburgh and Boston. What might change that reality? Acquiring Ryan Kesler. And according to a report Tuesday, th...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Los Angeles Kings looking to add scoring winger at trade deadline...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance breaks down the Los Angeles Kings' trade deadline strategy, writing that they are looking to add a scoring winger to boost their contender status.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  10. NHL - Trade deadline moves for Flyers, Penguins, Rangers, Devils,...

    Timo Seppa

    As teams approach the NHL trade deadline, veterans like Teemu Selanne and Shane Doan could offer contenders some leadership and savvy.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 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. NHL - With Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne approaching fre...

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance looks at the upcoming season for the Nashville Predators, one that will have major implications on the club's future. With three franchise players nearing free agency, Nashville must prove that it is a legitimate contender.

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  15. NHL Preview 2011-12 - ESPN The Magazine - Washington Capitals, Va...

    Craig Custance

    The Caps and Sharks were among several Cup contenders who overhauled regular-season powerhouses to better position themselves for a title shot. ESPN The Mag's unique projections examine which of the NHL's teams most resembles the past six playoff champs.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  16. NHL - New York Rangers mold Stanley Cup contender around homegrow...

    Craig Custance

    The New York Rangers' plan to shun free-agent fixes in favor of sustained prospect development has given them the core needed to contend for a Cup, with hired gun Brad Richards providing the right boost at the right time. Plus, notes from around the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2011