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  1. The Washington Capitals still are not a serious contender in 2014...

    Matthew Coller

    Hockey Prospectus identifies a player trending up, a player trending down and a key stat for the 2014-15 Washington Capitals.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Looking ahead for Washington Capitals, new GM Brian MacLellan - N...

    Frank Provenzano

    Frank Provenzano takes a look at the Washington Capitals' hire of Brian MacLellan as their new general manager, and offers his thoughts on what the team should do to return to the ranks of top contenders.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. NHL - Buyer beware on certain trade targets for 2013-14

    Timo Seppa

    With the NHL trade season set to pick up once the calendar flips to January, Timo Seppa of Hockey Prospectus warns NHL teams to beware of certain rumored trade targets such as Martin Erat and Shawn Matthias.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 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 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Toronto Maple Leafs helped, New J...

    Rob Vollman

    The Leafs owe the end of their lengthy playoff drought to the puck luck gods, and the Devils could have been contenders ... if they'd had more time.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. NHL - After losing top-end talent, can the Washington Capitals co...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg examines the changes this offseason for the Washington Capitals and whether they can compete for a Stanley Cup this season.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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