Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with San Jose's Antti Niemi rising to No. 1 among goaltenders. Also, Toronto's Nazem Kadri and Boston's Patrice Bergeron climb the skater ranks.
Neil Greenberg outlines the five most potent forward lines in the NHL in 2013, noting that the Hurricanes' addition of Alexander Semin to go along with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty has given Carolina a top-scoring trio this season.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky rising to No. 2 among goalies on the strength of his thoroughly dominating week. Also, Chris Kunitz and Patrick Kane climb the skater ranks.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf rising to No. 5 on the strength of his continued hot play for the resurgent Ducks. Also, Jiri Tlusty and Brad Marchand make the top 10 skaters.
Hockey Prospectus releases the latest update in its player power rankings, with the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby regaining the top ranking among skaters while teammate Chris Kunitz soars to No. 4.
Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley is off to a scorching start, rebounding to his previous star status. And he's not alone. Craig Custance looks at a pack of revitalized scorers early in the 2013 season.