To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Veterans like Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias may well lead the Czech Republic to medal contention.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?
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?
With the early rush of NHL free agency in the books, Craig Custance writes that the Red Wings emerged in fine fashion after landing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss. Meanwhile, Cup finalist Boston missed out on its early targets.
A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.
The Dallas Stars inked 40-year-old forward Jaromir Jagr to help spark a market that had gone dark in the absence of playoff hockey, and the early returns in the 2013 have been nothing short of glowing.
Craig Custance breaks down the key themes in the Pacific Division ahead of the 2013 season. Among the most notable storylines: Jaromir Jagr leads an impressive corps of veterans in the division. How will they hold up in the short-season sprint?