E.J. Hradek provides in-depth breakdowns of the Eastern Conference semifinal series and predicts who will advance to the conference finals.
E.J. Hradek ranks the top five rookies in the NHL as the season reaches the two-thirds mark. And the No. 1 overall pick from 2009, John Tavares, is nowhere to be found. Plus, a look at an L.A. native who could be a first-round pick this June.
Do NHL teams really need to be hot going into the playoffs? Not exactly, but that doesn't mean a slump is acceptable, either.