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  1. If Kings win, Drew Doughty is the MVP

    Craig Custance

    Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was having a phone conversation with Bobby Orr when the conversation shifted to defensemen, and just how critical having a great one is to winning a championship. Championship teams need a goalie who makes save...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Galchenyuk still working on his game

    Craig Custance

    The other goals that Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk mentioned as standouts in his career certainly were prettier. For instance, his shootout goal that helped Team USA win the bronze last year in the World Championships. Legend has it...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  3. Penguins could target Mike Babcock

    Craig Custance

    With coach Dan Bylsma facing a very uncertain future in Pittsburgh, there is one coach who should lead the wish list for Pittsburgh Penguins fans if the ax does fall. Mike Babcock -- the ultimate hire. The Detroit Red Wings' coach has two Olymp...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. P.K. Subban, Drew Doughty both deserving of Conn Smythe award

    Matthew Coller

    A defenseman has not won the Conn Smythe Trophy in six years -- could P.K. Subban or Drew Doughty change that? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus believes both would be deserving.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  5. Links from around the rink - April 23

    Tim Kavanagh

    One down, seven to go. The Tampa Bay Lightning became the first team eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, bowing out in four games to the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs will square off against the winner of the Boston Bruins...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  6. Examining Datsyuk vs. Bergeron

    Craig Custance

    The shift to Detroit was supposed to free up Pavel Datsyuk. Get him away from Patrice Bergeron and allow him to work his magic. Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, however, turned out to be les...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA forwards

    Victoria Matiash

    There's a unique state of limbo reserved only for NHL players in the final year of their current contracts. It's not uncommon to begin the season with one club, join a second for (fingers crossed) a playoff run, only to sign with a third in the offse...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Should Drouin be brought up for playoffs?

    Craig Custance

    It would have to start with an upset. Jonathan Drouin and his Halifax Mooseheads swept their way through the first round of the QMJHL playoffs in convincing fashion, outscoring Charlottetown 28-8. In those four games, Drouin racked up an impressive 1...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  16. Fantasy Grapevine: Week 23

    Victoria Matiash

    As is customary this time of year -- Olympics or no Olympics -- the long regular season is beginning to wear on NHL rosters. With the playoffs just around the corner, most NHLers are, to some degree, bruised, banged-up and/or justifiably bushed. It s...

    Blog | March 26, 2014