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  1. NHL trade deadline -- Five teams that need to get a deal done

    Scott Burnside

    Five teams need to make a deal before Monday at 3 p.m. ET to have a chance of spurring on a championship run, writes Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2015
  2. Stars, Ducks on the rise in West; Sharks, Kings have some issues

    Katie Strang

    Trending up Dallas Stars -- Winners in eight of their past 10 games, the Stars are finally showing signs of being the team so many people projected as one of the up-and-coming contenders out West. So much was made of their offensive firepower headin...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  3. Previewing Team USA's World Junior Championship team - NHL

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman serves up his preview of Team USA at the upcoming World Junior Championship, featuring key facts and scouting notes on every player on the roster.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  4. 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
  5. NHL - 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Chicago Blackhawks versu...

    Pierre LeBrun

    It tells you something about the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks that despite playing in the conference with a deeper pool of legit contenders, they've found a way to stage a reprise of last year's Western Conference finals. "It's going ...

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  6. 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
  7. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 U.S. hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team USA looks strong on paper, but may struggle due to some surprising reasons.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 2013 NHL playoffs - Second-round preview: Chicago Blackhawks vers...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The last time Original Six rivals the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks met in the playoffs was in the 2009 Western Conference finals, with the Blackhawks the young bucks still figuring things out and the Red Wings the veteran contenders en ro...

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  11. 2013 NHL playoffs - LeBrun: Top 5 Conn Smythe Trophy contenders

    Pierre LeBrun

    The lockout-shortened regular season has come and gone, and 16 teams are moving on. Pierre LeBrun takes a look at the survivors and identifies five candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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