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  1. Better dynasty contender: Chicago or LA?

    Craig Custance

    It's natural when a team in this era wins its second Stanley Cup in three years that the question immediately becomes about the franchise's place in history. It happened last spring when the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to become the ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. Stanley Cup favorites for 2014-15

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- It was an exhausting run. Three Game 7s and one double overtime were needed to clinch the Stanley Cup. Kings captain Dustin Brown was at a loss for words to describe the feeling. "I'm emotionally spent like I've never been before," ...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  3. How the Conn Smythe will be won

    Craig Custance

    LOS ANGELES -- Before the Stanley Cup finals, last year's Conn Smythe winner Patrick Kane had already scored 67 percent of his playoff goals. The previous year, before stopping a single shot against the New Jersey Devils, Jonathan Quick had made 75 p...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Kings trio chasing Rangers Henrik Lundqvist for Conn ...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus provides a look at how the Conn Smythe race stacks up heading into the 2014 Stanley Cup finals between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  5. Anze Kopitar, Tuukka Rask lead playoff player rankings - 2014 Sta...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his updated version of the postseason player rankings of the top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. Anze Kopitar remains atop the forward rankings.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  6. Under scrutiny, Matt Cooke returns

    Craig Custance

    Kris Letang said he has never faced Matt Cooke in an NHL game, which puts him among the fortunate few for NHL defensemen. "Yeah," he said, smiling. "Lucky me." But he doesn't need experience to know that Cooke is a pain in the rear to play agai...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  7. P.K. Subban, Drew Doughty both deserving of Conn Smythe award

    Matthew Coller

    A defenseman has not won the Conn Smythe Trophy in six years -- could P.K. Subban or Drew Doughty change that? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus believes both would be deserving.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2014
  8. Niederreiter key to a Wild turnaround

    Craig Custance

    Last June, Nino Niederreiter was watching the NHL draft because he had a pretty good idea that fellow Switzerland native Mirco Mueller would be taken in the first round, no later than the No. 18 pick held by the San Jose Sharks. He was right about th...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  9. Los Angeles Kings C Anze Kopitar skyrockets in playoff player ran...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his first installment of the postseason player rankings of the top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. After five straight wins, the Kings' Anze Kopitar tops the forward rankings.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  10. Vanek's off-puck play becoming an issue?

    Craig Custance

    One of the interesting subplots to the Montreal Canadiens' impressive 4-3 Game 1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night is they essentially did it without Thomas Vanek. The game extended into two overtimes and yet Vanek played just 18:58 -- ...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  11. Early playoff exit clouds Miller's future

    Craig Custance

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Miller sat alone in a corner of the visitors dressing room at the United Center, his goalie pads and equipment still on. He was approached for an interview, and shook his head. "Not right now," he said. He wanted to get his pads...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  12. Blues should let Miller sign elsewhere

    Craig Custance

    For a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, it's a disappointment. A huge one. For the second consecutive season, the reigning champs knocked the St. Louis Blues out of the playoffs in the first round. Last year, it was the Los Angeles Kings; this time ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  13. Links from around the rink - April 23

    Tim Kavanagh

    One down, seven to go. The Tampa Bay Lightning became the first team eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, bowing out in four games to the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs will square off against the winner of the Boston Bruins...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  14. Nathan MacKinnon leads the early playoff player rankings - 2014 S...

    Tom Awad

    Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus shares his first installment of the postseason player rankings of top 10 forwards, top five defensemen and top five goalies. Nathan MacKinnon, Paul Martin and Tuukka Rask lead their respective position groups.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Links from around the rink: April 20

    Tim Kavanagh

    By the end of the slate on Sunday, every playoff series will be through at least two games. After two contests in St. Louis, the Blues have a 2-0 lead, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will have to orchestrate their comeback ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014