Here we go again: the 2010-11 Player Power Rankings, based on Puck Prospectus' GVT metric. For the first edition, two very familiar names are at the top -- Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Anyone else counting the days until January 1?
Old hockey cliche: to win the Cup, you need grinders (see Talbot, Maxime from last season). But how true is this statement? Tom Awad of Puck Prospectus crunches ten years of data to make a determination.
You would think playing in the tougher of the two conferences would present more pitfalls for teams trying to win a Cup, but the Chicago Blackhawks are favored to reach the finals, even in the wild West.