In Part 1 of his two-part series, EJ Hradek creates rebuilding plans for the non-playoff teams in the Eastern Conference, looking at what went wrong for each this year and what their next steps should be.
E.J. Hradek fields reader questions in this week's "Five for Friday," answering queries on Brad Richards' future with the Dallas Stars, the lack of attention paid to the Boston Bruins' David Krejci and the New York Rangers' playoff hopes.
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.
E.J. Hradek takes to the stat sheet to break down and rank the performances of the NHL's best rookies over the past two months of the season. Standouts include Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders and Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.