Hockey Prospectus examines the impact of the 48-game schedule on the NHL's teams, finding that such a short slate of games could deprive a Stanley Cup-worthy team of a playoff spot.
Craig Custance takes his weekly dip into his mailbag, answering questions on Colorado's hot start, how the Penguins compare to their 2008-09 teams and the early favorites for the Calder trophy.
Craig Custance looks at the upcoming season for the Nashville Predators, one that will have major implications on the club's future. With three franchise players nearing free agency, Nashville must prove that it is a legitimate contender.
E.J. Hradek takes to his weekly mailbag, writing that the Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry could take home the Hart Trophy this season.
E.J. Hradek makes his picks of Tuesday night's NHL schedule. Leading the way? Washington looks to beat playoff nemesis Montreal.
Teams that fancy themselves as Cup favorites must navigate the NHL schedule's rough patches.