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  1. 2011 NHL playoffs: Predicting a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup fina...

    E.J. Hradek

    In his farewell blog post for ESPN Insider, E.J. Hradek recaps San Jose's Thursday night win over Detroit and predicts a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup final.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  2. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Picking winners for Eastern Conference semifin...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek provides in-depth breakdowns of the Eastern Conference semifinal series and predicts who will advance to the conference finals.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  3. NHL: Ranking five trends for the 2010-11 season, including Sidney...

    E.J. Hradek

    For his final "Five for Friday" column of the year, EJ Hradek lists five trends that defined the 2010-11 season. Included are Sidney Crosby's statistical dominance that could have been, and Alex Ovechkin's status as the league's most shot-happy player.

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  4. NHL: Why Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks should win the Cald...

    E.J. Hradek

    EJ Hradek produces his final Calder Trophy rankings of the season, giving Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks the nod as his choice for the NHL's best rookie.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  5. NHL: Odds are against them, but New Jersey Devils could still mak...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek dips into his weekly mailbag to answer questions on the New Jersey Devils' playoff chances, the Red Wings' home woes and the underrated abilities of the Stars' Jamie Benn. The good news for Devils' fans: They're not out of it yet.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  6. NHL: Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks is the NHL's top rookie...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek ranks the five best rookies in the NHL at this point in the season, with Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks checking in as the current leader in the race for the Calder award. Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes isn't far behind.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  7. NHL Trade Deadline -- Postdeadline winners and losers in the West...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek evaluates each team in the Western Conference following the flurry of trade deadline deals Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  8. NHL: Shea Weber, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jonas Hiller and draft process...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek offers 10 thoughts on NHL All-Star weekend, including the draft format (with ways to improve), Raleigh's emergence as a hockey city, Shea Weber and Nicklas Lidstrom's dominance on the ice, and more.

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2011
  9. Future of Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff should be first key dec...

    E.J. Hradek

    Seven years ago, the Flames were in the Cup finals -- with a tough and fast identity. Now, they have neither. How can Jay Feaster rebuild this squad? He needs to start by looking at two stars: Miikka Kiprusoff and Jarome Iginla.

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  10. NHL free agency 2010: Ideas on Ilya Kovalchuk, Sergei Gonchar, Ma...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek, just scant hours before NHL free agency begins, cues up a look at Ilya Kovalchuk, Sergei Gonchar, Matthew Lombardi, Dan Ellis and more to see where they might land.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  11. Stanley Cup playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks need just one more win o...

    E.J. Hradek

    After a flat effort from his team in Game 4, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville shook up his lines and watched his chemistry experiment turn lead skates into a golden Game 5 effort, putting the Blackhawks one win from the Stanley Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  12. Stanley Cup playoffs: Niedermayer, Gonchar, Kovalchuk headline to...

    E.J. Hradek

    With the season winding down, teams will soon reshuffle their squads for next season. E.J. Hradek examines 15 key free agents who could be available this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  13. Stanley Cup playoffs: Change is a bad thing for Chicago Blackhawk...

    E.J. Hradek

    Chicago believes in line matchups on the road and gambled to make the line change it wanted in overtime. It backfired, and now the finals stand at 2-1. E.J. Hradek breaks down all of Game 3's pivotal points.

    Blog | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  14. Stanley Cup playoffs: The moment it all went wrong for the Philad...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek breaks down Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, which, in his mind, hinged on two critical coaching decisions.

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  15. Stanley Cup playoffs: Notes and observations from the Blackhawks'...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek was at Game 1 in Chicago. Some people call that arena "The Madhouse on Madison," and in the case of this game, it truly was. E.J. offers over 15 ice-side insights on the contest, including the irony of a late no-call on the orange-and-black.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2010
  16. NHL: Previewing the 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Philadelphia Flyers ...

    E.J. Hradek

    After sitting idle for the week, the Stanley Cup playoffs are ready to resume when the finals get under way tomorrow. E.J. Hradek breaks down the keys to the series, from crucial line changes to prowess in the faceoff circle.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2010