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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. NHL - Previewing and projecting 2014 Team Slovakia hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus looks at the top contenders. Team Slovakia has some high-end talent, but lacks the depth to compete with the top teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  5. NHL - Previewing and projecting 2014 Czech Republic hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Veterans like Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias may well lead the Czech Republic to medal contention.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  6. NHL - Previewing and projecting 2014 Team Finland hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team Finland doesn't have the star power of other contenders, but could be in the medal mix nevertheless.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  7. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 Team Sweden hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. The play of Henrik Lundqvist will be pivotal for Team Sweden, but a gold medal is certainly possible.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  8. NHL - Previewing and projecting 2014 Russian Olympic hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team Russia does not project very well by the data, but has some notable advantages heading into the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. NHL - Three fixes to make the Toronto Maple Leafs playoff contend...

    Ryan Wagman

    The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to be in a tailspin, but given the weak Eastern Conference, they could turn it around and make the playoffs. Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus offers three fixes to get them there.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  13. 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
  14. NHL - Resurgence of Jaroslav Halak makes the St. Louis Blues a co...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance offers a look into the resurgence of Jaroslav Halak, who makes the St. Louis Blues a contender and is driving up his offseason price tag.

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 2013 NHL Offseason - Minnesota Wild prep for summer of intrigue

    Craig Custance

    After netting Ryan Suter and Zach Parise last summer, the Minnesota Wild face a new challenge in 2013 -- advancing their team as a Cup contender despite salary cap constraints. As free agency creeps closer, priority No. 1 will be goaltending.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2013