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  1. Links from around the rink - Aug. 11

    Doug Mittler

    The Edmonton Oilers are not exactly a franchise known for thinking outside the box in recent years. After all, the team is on its fifth head coach since it last made it to the postseason in 2006. But give the Oilers some credit last week for brin...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. Summer trending: Pacific Division

    Craig Custance

    The past two seasons the Anaheim Ducks have won consecutive Pacific Division titles, including a 116-point regular season last season that was topped only by the Boston Bruins. The postseason success hasn't been there but the team has won enough t...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  3. Trade intrigue increases as draft nears

    Mike Hume

    Even as the Stanley Cup playoffs continue, it's hard not to notice several situations that could produce a flurry of trade activity in the early offseason, particularly come the NHL draft. In fact, Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill told USA Today's Kevin A...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. Is Colorado's defense Cup-caliber?

    Craig Custance

    They know what people think. They know some people look at their team and admire a group of young forwards whose talent stacks up with any in the league, especially with the unveiling of Nathan MacKinnon in the first two games of the playoffs. The...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. 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
  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. Links from around the rink: Apr. 6

    Tim Kavanagh

    It's a battle of attrition for some NHL teams as the playoffs near. We know well how banged up some of the top contenders -- including the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins -- have been as of late, but it's a problem for ...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  8. Resetting the Western playoff race

    Craig Custance

    As typically happens after most borderline hits, the debate following Brooks Orpik's hit on Jonathan Toews, one that knocked Toews out of the game, centered on the legality and the potential suspension of the offender. For Chicago Blackhawks fans,...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. Links from around the rink: March 31

    Doug Mittler

    Just two weeks remain in the regular season, and the New Jersey Devils are five points out of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. So could we be witnessing the final days of Martin Brodeur in an NHL uniform? The future Hall of Famer doesn't...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. How can Teravainen impact Chicago?

    Craig Custance

    What are reasonable expectations for Teuvo Teravainen? Will Detroit make the playoffs? Which deadline deal will pay off the most in the postseason? Will the NHL ever return to Atlanta? All this and more in this week's mailbag. If you have any questio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  11. Fantasy Grapevine - Week 20

    Victoria Matiash

    Buckle up. With Olympic competition in the rearview mirror, the NHL trade deadline on the horizon and only five clubs meriting exclusion from the current playoff conversation, we're in for a bout of activity to launch the final quarter of the regular...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  12. 2013 NHL offseason - How Atlantic Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  13. 2013 NHL offseason - How Central Division teams are trending

    Craig Custance

    Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  14. NHL - Capitals, Red Wings, Oilers boast prospects on the rise

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman provides his list of the prospects who made the biggest strides during the 2012-13 season, headlined by talented young players with the Caps, Wings and Oilers.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL lottery mock draft - Colorado Avalanche win lottery, rig...

    Grant Sonier

    The Colorado Avalanche won the NHL's draft lottery and will select No. 1 overall from what will be a loaded 2013 prospect class. Insider NHL scout Grant Sonier breaks down how he sees the draft selections playing out among the non-playoff teams.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  16. NHL - Rookie Power Rankings - Brendan Gallagher remains in top sp...

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier updates his NHL rookie rankings heading into the final week of the regular season. Montreal's Brendan Gallagher and Chicago's Brandon Saad retain the top two spots while Edmonton's Justin Schultz resurfaces on the list at No. 8.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2013