E.J. Hradek takes his weekly dip into his mailbag, fielding questions on which players he thinks are leading for the Hart Trophy, the realistic chances of the Devils making the playoffs, and whether Colorado will trade John-Michael Liles.
In this week's edition of Five for Friday, E.J. Hradek explains that part of the Capitals' struggles this season can be blamed on the increasing strength of their divisional foes. Also: how the Stars can maintain their surprising start.
E.J. Hradek makes his weekly picks from a sensational night in the NHL, including the first meeting between the Capitals and Penguins since last season's blowout in Game 7 of the conference semifinals.