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 ranks the top contenders for the Calder trophy, and he once again put the San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture in the top spot. Couture shouldn't get too comfortable, however, as the Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner is closing the gap.
Seven years ago, the Flames were in the Cup finals -- with a tough and fast identity. Now, they have neither. How can Jay Feaster rebuild this squad? He needs to start by looking at two stars: Miikka Kiprusoff and Jarome Iginla.