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  1. The Keys to the Cup

    Jonathan Willis

    Our Grantland hometown heroes, the Los Angeles Kings, ended a 45-year title drought and hoisted the Stanley Cup on Monday after a 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. That means there are probably a lot of new Kings fans today (Hey guys. There's alway...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  2. What's Behind Drew Doughty's Playoff Success?

    Jonathan Willis

    It's been a tough couple of years for 22-year-old Drew Doughty. The Los Angeles Kings defenseman recorded 59 points as an NHL sophomore in 2009-10, establishing himself as a premiere offensive defenseman. But with just 40 points in his 2010-11 campai...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Why Is Marek Zidlicky a Success With the Devils?

    Jonathan Willis

    The New Jersey Devils are one of the unforeseen success stories in the East this postseason, and no player is more surprising than Marek Zidlicky. Just a few months ago, there was little positive to say about the 35-year-old Zidlicky, who started ...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  4. The Brilliance (and the Madness) of Dale Hunter's Washington Capi...

    Jonathan Willis

    Dale Hunter has radically altered the Washington Capitals. He's slashed the ice time of the club's franchise forward, Alexander Ovechkin. He's taken a team that used to be the exemplar of run-and-gun hockey in the modern NHL and converted it into...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  5. Long Live the Kings?

    Jonathan Willis

    The Los Angeles Kings are an 8-seed in this year's NHL playoffs. And they are better than you think. The Kings, who dispatched the defending Western Conference Champions in the first round of the playoffs, are one of those teams whose true leve...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  6. 2011 NHL offseason -- Key fixes for the San Jose Sharks, Phoenix ...

    Jonathan Willis

    Insider is looking at potential offseason fixes for every NHL team, continuing with the Pacific Division, where the San Jose Sharks need to upgrade their blue line.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  7. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Three things Boston Bruins and Vanco...

    Jonathan Willis

    Jonathan Willis of Hockey Prospectus identifies three things each team needs to do to win the Stanley Cup.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  8. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Identifying weaknesses of conference...

    Jonathan Willis

    Jonathan Willis of Hockey Prospectus identifies the potentially fatal weaknesses of all four conference finalists.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2011
  9. NHL - Stanley Cup Playoffs - Anaheim Ducks luck could run out

    Jonathan Willis

    Despite a Hart Trophy candidate in Corey Perry and one of the most feared lines in hockey, the Anaheim Ducks may have benefited from puck luck all season long. And Jonathan Willis finds that kind of luck tends to run out in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  10. NHL: Comparing Philadelphia Flyers goalies to past Stanley Cup ch...

    Jonathan Willis

    Hockey Prospectus examines the current Philadelphia Flyers goaltenders and questions their ability to go deep in the playoffs. A historical comparison to past goalies in Stanley Cups reveals that they are more than capable of winning a Cup.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011