The Sabres, Flames, Hurricanes, Jets and Predators are all long shots to win the Stanley Cup. Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus explains what must go right for each of them to contend for a playoff spot.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus ranks the top players based on their performance in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist takes the top spot, with Conn Smythe winner Justin Williams and others on his tail.
Frank Provenzano takes a look at the Washington Capitals' hire of Brian MacLellan as their new general manager, and offers his thoughts on what the team should do to return to the ranks of top contenders.
Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus examines how the New York Rangers have improved from the regular season to the postseason and analyzes their chances of pulling the upset over the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 Stanley Cup finals.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his updated version of the postseason player rankings of the top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. Anze Kopitar remains atop the forward rankings.