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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. Better dynasty contender: Chicago or LA?

    Craig Custance

    It's natural when a team in this era wins its second Stanley Cup in three years that the question immediately becomes about the franchise's place in history. It happened last spring when the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to become the ...

    Blog | June 17, 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Weekend trade rumors roundup

    Doug Mittler

    The Buffalo Sabres put the NHL trade sweepstakes in high gear Friday night with the blockbuster deal that sent star goaltender Ryan Miller and center Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues. The Blues are a bona fide Stanley Cup contender and are built t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  9. Grading the Olympic contenders

    Craig Custance

    T.J. Oshie is arguably the most popular athlete in America right now. Canada is working itself into a panic over the lack of production from Sidney Crosby and his linemates, despite earning eight of a possible nine standings points in preliminary rou...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Ranking the best Olympic goalie groups

    Craig Custance

    In ranking the Olympic contenders positionally, Team Canada had a stranglehold at forward and on defense. Only twice did a player, coach or executive in our very unscientific poll suggest a country at the top other than Canada for those positions. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014