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  1. Links from around the rink: April 20

    Tim Kavanagh

    By the end of the slate on Sunday, every playoff series will be through at least two games. After two contests in St. Louis, the Blues have a 2-0 lead, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will have to orchestrate their comeback ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. Breaking down the Conn Smythe race

    Craig Custance

    It must have seemed like an eternity, but the wait is almost over for Boston Bruins fans, who finally get to see their team make its 2014 postseason debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings. It's the final first-round series to begin, and it has a...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Expectations on MacKinnon's first playoffs

    Craig Custance

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy was a 20-year-old when he first had the opportunity to play in the NHL playoffs, backstopping the Montreal Canadiens. For reasons he can't remember now -- because he estimates he weighed about 165 pounds...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Ranking postseason goalies

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the postseason underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. On Tuesday, it was the defensemen's turn. Today, here's the ranking of the goalten...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Ranking postseason defenseman groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs underway, we're ranking the top playoff teams by position. On Monday, the forward groups were ranked. Today, here's the ranking of the 16 playoff defenseman groups: 1. St. Louis Bl...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Links from around the rink: Apr. 13

    Tim Kavanagh

    As the end of the regular season approaches on Sunday night, 16 of 30 teams are preparing for the playoffs while the remaining 14 are trying to figure out where things went wrong. There will be the customary player movement this offseason, but well b...

    Blog | April 13, 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. Fantasy Grapevine: UFA goalies

    Victoria Matiash

    Win the Stanley Cup, then worry about the future. With the NHL playoffs at the front of everyone's mind, the two most prominent pending unrestricted free-agent goaltenders have bigger fish to fry before chiseling out their next contracts. But Ryan Mi...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Mapping Canucks' uncertain future

    Craig Custance

    As teams are eliminated from the 2014 postseason, the focus shifts to next season, and we'll be examining some of the teams expected to have the most interesting summers. Here's an early look at the Vancouver Canucks' offseason priorities, projected ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  16. How to beat the six heavyweights

    Craig Custance

    When the playoffs begin, there will be 16 teams with Stanley Cup dreams. When you break down the rosters, health and performances of those teams, however, six stand out as the heavyweights. Pick a Stanley Cup winner from a group that includes the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014