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  1. 2014 NHL draft grades

    Corey Pronman and Frank Provenzano

    Analysis of every first-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft from Frank Provenzano and Corey Pronman, including prospect talent analysis and team fits.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2014
  2. Rumblings: Kesler watch, Stastny market

    Pierre LeBrun

    UPDATED: 6:04 p.m. ET The Ryan Kesler trade talks have taken an interesting twist on the eve of the NHL draft's first round. Sources around the NHL have told ESPN.com that the list of teams pursuing Kesler has grown over the past 24 hours. W...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. 2014 NHL draft - Live pick-by-pick team and player analysis

    Frank Provenzano and Corey Pronman

    Analysis of every first-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft from Frank Provenzano and Corey Pronman, including prospect talent analysis and team fits.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  4. Anze Kopitar, Tuukka Rask lead playoff player rankings - 2014 Sta...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his updated version of the postseason player rankings of the top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. Anze Kopitar remains atop the forward rankings.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  5. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Heroes, villains and goats of t...

    Paul Grant

    All the excitement in the postseason so far has given us plenty of heroes, villains and goats, writes ESPN.com's Paul Grant.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2014
  6. Los Angeles Kings C Anze Kopitar skyrockets in playoff player ran...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his first installment of the postseason player rankings of the top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. After five straight wins, the Kings' Anze Kopitar tops the forward rankings.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  7. Vanek's off-puck play becoming an issue?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting subplots to the Montreal Canadiens' impressive 4-3 Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night is they essentially did it without Thomas Vanek. The game extended into two overtimes and yet Vanek played just 18:58 -- ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Second-round storylines to watc...

    Scott Burnside

    Will Sidney Crosby score again? Who will start in net for the Ducks? As the second round gets rolling, there are plenty of storylines to watch, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  9. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs: Uneven goaltending has become t...

    Scott Burnside

    Spotty goaltending has been a theme so far in the first round of the playoffs for various reasons, but it's a trend that's likely coming to an end, writes ESPN.com's Scott Burnside.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  10. Nathan MacKinnon leads the early playoff player rankings - 2014 S...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his first installment of the postseason player rankings of top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. Nathan MacKinnon, Paul Martin and Tuukka Rask lead their respective position groups.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  11. Expectations on MacKinnon's first playoffs

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was a 20-year-old when he first had the opportunity to play in the NHL playoffs, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens. For reasons he can't remember now -- because he estimates he weighed about 165 pounds...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  12. Ranking postseason goalies

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the postseason underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. On Tuesday, it was the defensemen's turn. Today, here's the ranking of the goalten...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  13. NHL Playoffs 2014 - How goalies in playoffs stack up

    Matthew Coller

    Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus reintroduces the Goalie Heat Index to project which netminders can get hot and steal a series in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  14. One key stat plus a prediction for every series - NHL Playoffs 20...

    Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman

    Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus identify one key stat for every NHL playoff series, weighing in with their prediction on whether the trend will continue as well as picking a winner in each series.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  15. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of ExtraSkater.com, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  16. Wild playoff-bound with shootout triumph over Bruins

    Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota and Ilya Bryzgalov denied all three Boston shots in the shootout, lifting the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night that clinched a wild-card spot in the Western Conference playoffs.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 08, 2014