Eliminated from the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Islanders, Maple Leafs, Capitals and Canadiens begin their offseasons seeking solutions and fixes for better results in 2013-14. But where do the answers lie? Craig Custance examines.
With the conclusion of the 2013 NHL regular season, Grant Sonier provides his final rookie rankings. Montreal's Brendan Gallagher tops Grant's list of Calder Trophy candidates, followed by Chicago's Brandon Saad and Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau.
With the end of 2013 NHL regular season approaching, Neil Greenberg outlines his picks for the Hart, Norris, Calder, Byng and Selke awards. Among the selections, the Islanders' John Tavares gets the nod for this season's Hart Trophy.
On the strength of three strong performances last week, San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi vaults to the No. 1 goalie spot. Meanwhile, Winnipeg forward Andrew Ladd joins the skater rankings at No. 6 and Chicago's Jonathan Toews moves up a spot to No. 2.
Neil Greenberg examines the NHL's market inefficiencies, comparing the league's small-versus-large-market imbalance to that of MLB. Neil adds that a "Moneypuck" philosophy could work, and offers up five players who could aid small-market teams.
Grant Sonier breaks down the 2013 draft's top 50 prospects, topped by the trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones. But the most intriguing prospect in the draft is Russian Valeri Nichushkin, who could be in the running for No. 1.
On the strength of three consecutive wins, Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky vaults to the No. 1 goaltender spot. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh forward Pascal Dupuis joins the skater rankings and Washington's Alex Ovechkin moves up a spot to No. 5.