E.J. Hradek ranks the five best rookies in the NHL at this point in the season, with Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks checking in as the current leader in the race for the Calder award. Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes isn't far behind.
While watching NCIS reruns with Barry Melrose and Steve Levy in a Connecticut cigar bar (that's not a joke), E.J. Hradek took the time to analyze Flyers vs. Bruins Game 7 and Sharks vs. Hawks Game 1 for his daily Insider blog. Dive in.
What should the Devils do in regard to free-agent super sniper Ilya Kovalchuk? Let him walk, says E.J. Hradek. Plus a look back at the Coyotes and Red Wings and a preview of Wednesday's Game 7 between the Caps and Canadiens.
E.J. Hradek doles out his three stars from Sunday's showdowns and looks ahead to Monday night's action, where he believes Alexander Semin is due for a breakthrough and the Blackhawks should close out the Predators.
E.J. Hradek looks back at Saturday in the NHL playoffs -- sorry, Martin Erat -- and ahead to Sunday. He still loves the Los Angeles Kings. Plus: the future of the New York Rangers' front office (E.J. vets rumors now).
It's a heck of a day as E.J. Hradek previews the Thursday games, where the Devils will try to stave off elimination, and hands out his three stars for Wednesday night. Who's No. 1? Could it be ... Satan?
As the playoffs kick into gear, ESPN Insider puts some of the NHL's biggest stars in its sights with the help of the guys who know them best. Kings D Rob Scuderi talks about the best ways to contain former conference rival Alex Ovechkin.
As the playoffs kick into gear, ESPN Insider puts some of the NHL's biggest stars in its sights with the help of the guys who know them best. Eric Staal suggests a few ways to keep the Washington Capitals best playmaker, Nicklas Backstrom, in check.