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  1. Examining NHL playoff officiating

    Craig Custance

    Stephen Walkom, the NHL's director of officiating, implemented a rule. After the league decides on the officials who make the cut to work the next round of the playoffs, there is no complaining from those who don't. No phone calls. No arguing. N...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Boston Bruins among best bets to win ...

    Sam Paolini

    Sam Paolini runs down the best value best for the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, including the Boston Bruins.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Improving the NHL playoff format

    Craig Custance

    When the question was first posed to fans, the response from many was natural: Why fix something that's perfect? NHL playoff hockey is as good a product as there is. A playoff hockey game is better than anything played in March on college basketba...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  7. Letang among playoff hinge players

    Craig Custance

    Things are coming together quite nicely for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the playoffs close in, and not just because they beat their potential first-round opponent in the shootout on Wednesday night. With the impressive return of Kris Letang, the defen...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. The most dangerous potential wild cards

    Craig Custance

    There's going to be one upset -- at least. That's just how the NHL postseason works. It's a league of parity, plus one of these teams battling to get in will just keep on rolling against a team that's been coasting for weeks. Really, once you establi...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. Anaheim Ducks could fall in playoffs despite impressive regular s...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg takes a look at which top teams could earn a first-round exit from the playoffs, including the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  10. NHL - Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues among top projected poi...

    Timo Seppa

    At the midway mark of the NHL season, Timo Seppa of Hockey Prospectus goes through his projections for which teams will be playoff contenders at season's end. The Chicago Blackhawks are expected to do well, but there are some big surprises elsewhere.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  11. NHL - How to fix the NHL schedule

    Frank Provenzano

    ESPN Insider Frank Provenzano breaks down all the economic and on-ice reasons why a later start to the NHL season would benefit all parties involved.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  12. NHL - Playoff performances of Marc-Andre Fleury, Corey Crawford a...

    Craig Custance

    With key starters hitting free agency and Roberto Luongo on the trading block, the summer goalie market is already fascinating. But the postseason play of goalies in Pittsburgh and Chicago could further add to the offseason intrigue.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL Playoff Odds - Blackhawks, Devils looking like locks, wh...

    Neil Greenberg

    A quarter of the way into the season, we're starting to see some separation in the NHL standings. Using some detailed statistical analysis, Neil Greenberg provides the playoff odds for the contenders, pretenders and those who should be booking tee times.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  14. NCAA skaters ready to make NHL impact

    Craig Custance

    Somewhere between his six-hour personal communication class and job helping his Uncle Scott in a hockey shooting clinic, Nick Bjugstad finds time to watch NHL playoff hockey. He heads to the home of a group of University of Minnesota hockey teammates...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  15. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- NCAA players who could follow in Chr...

    Craig Custance

    With Chris Kreider shining for the Rangers, Craig Custance takes a look at a handful of NCAA skaters who could make an impact in the NHL as early as next season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  16. Playoff Power Meter - Philadelphia Flyers' biggest problem comes ...

    Alvin Chang

    As the trade deadline nears, Alvin Chang examines every team's weaknesses in their Playoff Power Meter portfolio and sees which players mentioned in NHL Rumor Central could help make playoff teams into bona fide Cup contenders.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012