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  1. 2011 NHL playoffs: Predicting a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup fina...

    E.J. Hradek

    In his farewell blog post for ESPN Insider, E.J. Hradek recaps San Jose's Thursday night win over Detroit and predicts a Sharks-Lightning Stanley Cup final.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  2. ESPN.com's Top 10 moments from the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs

    E.J. Hradek

    The 2009 postseason has been one of the most memorable in NHL history. Here are E.J. Hradek's Top 10 moments.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2009
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins get big nights from Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 2-1 Game 6 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • First things first. That was a heck of a hockey game! I thought both teams really dug in and battled all ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  4. Hradek's instant analysis: Pavel Datsyuk, Wings' special teams bo...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Red Wings' 5-0 Game 5 victory over the Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night: • After missing the past seven playoff games due to a foot injury, Detroit star forward Pavel Datsyuk retu...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2009
  5. Sidney Crosby in playoffs, Avs front-office drama and Minny's fut...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- During the Stanley Cup playoffs, my contributions have been focused on our postseason coverage. Of course, there has been a lot of other stuff going on. I figure it would be a good time to catch up. Here's my take on a few recent events...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  6. Hradek's instant analysis: Staal strong; Wings don't pursue Zette...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night: • Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal, who struggled in the first two games in Detroit, seems to be regaining his confi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2009
  7. Hradek's instant analysis: Line changes, Malkin-Crosby combo and ...

    E.J. Hradek

    PITTSBURGH -- Here are some quick notes from the Penguins' 4-2 Game 3 victory over the Red Wings at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night. • At the 9:06 mark of the third period, talented freshman Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson made a rookie ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2009
  8. Hradek's instant analysis: Lineup changes, slow start haunt Pitts...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Wings' 3-1 Game 2 victory over the Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday night: • Old reliable, Wings rookie Justin Abdelkader, struck again in Game 2. The former Michigan State standout, an u...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  9. Postgame report: Keep an eye on the Sidney Crosby-Henrik Zetterbe...

    E.J. Hradek

    DETROIT -- Here are some quick notes from the Detroit Red Wings' 3-1 Game 1 victory over the Penguins at the Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night: • Well, you just knew Wings rookie fourth-line center Justin Abdelkader would be a difference-...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2009
  10. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell's on-ice choices continue ...

    E.J. Hradek

    How do you ruin a Sunday afternoon in Chicago? Invite the Red Wings to town. After the holiday weekend results, it seems the Wings and Penguins are primed for a Cup finals rematch. Here are five things to think about: 1. Chicago coach Joel Quennevil...

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2009
  11. NHL considering making changes to Stanley Cup finals schedule

    E.J. Hradek

    According to multiple sources, if the Penguins and Red Wings can wrap up their respective Conference final series by Wednesday night, the Stanley Cup final series likely would start on Saturday, May 30 in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2009
  12. Five Things We Learned: Brian Campbell should not make same mista...

    E.J. Hradek

    Our thoughts from Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: 1. Hockey is a game of mistakes. In overtime in Game 2, Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell made a whopper of a bad choice that led directly to Detroit's winning goal. The Hawks nearly benefi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  13. Five Things We Learned: Seven-defensemen plan working for Pittsbu...

    E.J. Hradek

    High-tempo action, terrific goaltending and a pair of young brothers at each other's throats ... welcome to the Eastern Conference finals! Here are five things that stood out in Game 1 between the Penguins and Hurricanes: 1. I have to say, the fi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  14. Five Things We Learned: Turnovers, timely saves in Game 1 of West...

    E.J. Hradek

    In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals/Original Six matchup between Detroit and Chicago, experience triumphed over youth. In sports, that seems to happen. If the Hawks are smart (and they seem to be), they'll be looking to apply any lessons learn...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  15. Five Things We Learned: Anaheim Ducks go down fighting, Zdeno Cha...

    E.J. Hradek

    1. The Ducks are done, but boy, these guys didn't go down without a fight. I didn't expect anything less from a team led by such accomplished players as Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger and Teemu Selanne. Those are three names you will someday see in...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  16. Five Things We Learned: Net worth, struggling blue lines and cele...

    E.J. Hradek

    WASHINGTON -- The air came out of the balloon pretty quickly Wednesday night. The Penguins took no prisoners in a decisive 6-2 win over the Capitals. Here are five things that stood out for me: 1. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury didn't have to put...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2009