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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. NHL - Why Guy Boucher will win the Jack Adams award

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg looks back at past Jack Adams award recipients and finds a strong correlation with a significant jump in save percentage, meaning Tampa Bay bench boss Guy Boucher should feel pretty good about his chances this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  5. '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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2011 NHL draft: For Edmonton Oilers, two No. 1 picks aren't guara...

    Alvin Chang

    While the Edmonton Oilers will get to add to a core featuring 2010 No. 1 Taylor Hall, they still have work to do before becoming Cup contenders. Even consecutive No. 1 picks are no guarantee of team success. Just ask the Thrashers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  11. NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning might be Stanley Cup contenders if they ...

    Craig Button

    Former NHL GM Craig Button breaks down the Cup chances of the Tampa Bay Lightning. On particularly statistic seems to be giving the Bolts some trouble, but Button says balance is the key.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  12. NHL Trade Deadline Confidential - What NHL players think about th...

    Lindsay Berra and Josh Cooper

    Least desirable trade destination? Want a teammate to get dealt? Questions abound come the NHL trade deadline. Our panel of anonymous players tells us what the day is like inside the locker room.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  13. NHL Trade Deadline -- CapGeek -- Analyzing teams with most cap ro...

    Matthew Wuest

    Matthew Wuest of CapGeek evaluates the 2010-11 salary cap landscape to see which teams are in the best position to make trades at the deadline.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  14. NHL: Trade deadline needs for Stanley Cup contenders

    Craig Button

    Craig Button examines what eight Cup contenders should be looking for at the trade deadline

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  15. 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
  16. NHL: For the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and Chi...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek dedicates his 'Monday 10' to ten numbers involving contenders that should worry their fans: the Canucks' inability to come from behind, the Blackhawks' third-period defensive meltdowns -- and even problems for Mr. All-World, Tim Thomas.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010