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  1. NHL - Previewing and projecting the 2014 U.S. hockey team

    Timo Seppa

    To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team USA looks strong on paper, but may struggle due to some surprising reasons.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  2. Chicago Blackhawks show puck possession equals wins - ESPN The Ma...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that the Blackhawks' success and the Sabres' struggles reveal a fundamental truth about the NHL: Puck possession is nine-tenths of the battle.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  3. NHL - Analyzing the early returns on Alfredsson, Ryan, Anaheim Du...

    Craig Custance

    It's too early to declare a final winner after Daniel Alfredsson joined the Red Wings and the Senators replaced him with Bobby Ryan, but ESPN Insider Craig Custance examines the early returns for those two teams as well as the Anaheim Ducks.

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  4. NHL - Mike Ribeiro's production should continue to improve

    Craig Custance

    After signing with the Phoenix Coyotes this offseason, Mike Ribeiro has had some early-season struggles. However, ESPN Insider Craig Custance writes that his production should improve.

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  5. NHL - Ralph Krueger's insight on Nail Yakupov's development

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance checks in with former Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger for insight on the development of 2012 No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov.

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  6. NHL - Custance Friday mailbag on Wild early struggles, Bruins goa...

    Craig Custance

    ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for the first Q&A of the 2013-14 season, including a question on which coach is on the hottest seat right now.

    Blog | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  7. 2013 NHL offseason - Washington Capitals among teams that could f...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg writes about which teams were hurt and which were helped due to division realignment. He points to the Washington Capitals, now in the Metropolitan, as a team that could struggle to contend as it has in recent years.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  8. NHL - Lower cap could promote major player movement

    Craig Custance

    As the players and owners continue to battle over the new CBA, GMs are more concerned about the potential impact on the salary cap. A lower cap, could put some big players on the market. Craig Custance examines which players could be cap casualties.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  9. NHL Player Power Rankings - Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa rank ...

    Tom Awad

    In the latest edition of Player Power Rankings from Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus, the Chicago Blackhawks have two skaters in the top four despite their recent struggles, and a new goalie takes over the No. 1 spot.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  10. Anaheim Ducks may get worse before getting better - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman of Hockey Prospectus writes that the Anaheim Ducks have gotten off to a franchise-worst start largely because they are one of the worst teams in the NHL at controlling the puck. Can a new coach help? Don't count on it in the short term.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  11. NHL draft - Scott Arniel not entirely to blame for Columbus Blue ...

    Alvin Chang

    Given the news of Scott Arniel's dismissal, Alvin Chang looks at the draft track record of the Columbus Blue Jackets to see how badly their top-end picks have underproduced. It turns out, all the Blue Jackets' perceived busts may not be busts at all.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  12. NHL draft - World Junior Championships - Examining NHL prospects ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus examines the rosters of the top tournament contenders in the World Junior Championship. Team Sweden flaunts top prospects for both Anaheim and Minnesota, and another skater who ranks near the top of the 2012 draft class.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  13. More to Los Angeles Kings' troubles than Terry Murray - NHL

    Craig Custance

    L.A. Kings bench boss Terry Murray is on the hot seat as his team continues to struggle to score goals. Plus, notes on Kyle Turris trying to get up to speed and more news from around the NHL.

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  14. NHL: Can the Nashville Predators afford to keep Shea Weber, Ryan ...

    Josh Cooper

    The Predators' Shea Weber will likely skate in Nashville at least next season. But should he reach the open market next year, the Predators may struggle to hold on to Weber, defensive partner Ryan Suter and goalie Pekka Rinne.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  15. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Why San Jose Sharks won't have early exit this...

    Kent Wilson

    Kent Wilson analyzes why the San Jose Sharks won't repeat their past history and have an early exit from this year's NHL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2011
  16. NHL: Silver linings exist for five of the NHL's worst teams

    Kent Wilson

    Kent Wilson of Hockey Prospectus examines silver linings for the bottom five teams in the NHL. Even though the teams are at the bottom of the standings, each fan base has some reason for hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2011