Stars and goalies get the most attention as the playoffs wear on, but what about the contributions of the third-line guys? Robert Vollman of Puck Prospectus studies their output to see what we can learn about the remaining eight teams.
David Fleming visits with the NHL's best, including Alex Ovechkin, and discovers that rituals, superstitions and history behind the hockey stick, which is more an extension of a player than a simple piece of equipment.
Old hockey cliche: to win the Cup, you need grinders (see Talbot, Maxime from last season). But how true is this statement? Tom Awad of Puck Prospectus crunches ten years of data to make a determination.