With the free agent frenzy dwindling to a free agent fizzle, Rob Vollman looks at which teams helped themselves the most this offseason, and which lost the most production from their previous campaign.
Hockey Prospectus analyzed what happened to the 58 NHL teams that missed the playoffs by the slimmest of margins over the past 25 years. The consensus seems to be these teams are dangerous the next season. And often with a new coach.
Antti Niemi and Michael Leighton, while owners of subpar regular seasons, have done quite well in the postseason. What does this tell us about playoff goaltending -- and what does it mean for the 2010 Stanley Cup? Puck Prospectus is here.