Goaltending could keep the Tampa Bay Lightning from pursuing the Stanley Cup. But that's a problem the Bruins and four other teams don't have. E.J. Hradek lists his top five netminders, headlined by the B's Tim Thomas.
E.J. Hradek hits the mailbag every Thursday; this time out, it's why the Devils are looking terrible (defense), whether Steven Stamkos can win the Hart Trophy (assuredly), and how good the Predators really are (don't buy in just yet).
By trading for Chris Pronger, Philly upgraded its defense, but the move could hurt the Flyers' salary structure. Plus, E.J. Hradek weighs in on the Jay Bouwmeester deal and the impact of top picks John Tavares and Victor Hedman.