E.J. Hradek spent an entire weekend watching playoff hockey; in that respect, he's no different than you or I. But his observations -- on Jumbo Joe, Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart, the Coyotes and the Blackhawks -- have a deeper meaning. Dive in.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus updates the ranking of top NHL players by Goals Versus Threshold through the Olympic break. Sidney Crosby holds down the No. 1 spot, while teammate Evgeni Malkin makes a big move on this week's list.
On the strength of three strong performances last week, San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi vaults to the No. 1 goalie spot. Meanwhile, Winnipeg forward Andrew Ladd joins the skater rankings at No. 6 and Chicago's Jonathan Toews moves up a spot to No. 2.
ESPN Insider scouting guru Grant Sonier ranks his top rookies for the 2013 season. This week, Montreal's Brendan Gallagher replaces Tampa Bay's Cory Conacher at No. 1 while Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau rises four spots to No. 2 on the list.
Faced with what may be the Sharks' final chance to chase the Cup with their current core of players, Craig Custance writes that there is even more urgency for San Jose's players in the shortened season.
In the latest edition of Player Power Rankings from Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin takes over the top skater spot after a huge week, and Jonathan Quick continues to hold the No. 1 ranking for goalies.
Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus has the latest Player Power Rankings, and this week the Toronto Maple Leafs have two skaters crack the top 4. Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings takes over the No. 1 spot for goalies.
This is Hockey Prospectus' Player Power Rankings for Jan. 3. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is still No. 1 here (he has been for weeks), but the new addition is Tomas Vokoun of the Panthers -- potentially the prize of the 2011 trade deadline.
Puck Prospectus' Player Power Rankings for mid-December still sees Tim Thomas on top -- he's been No. 1 for weeks -- with new arrivals including Cam Ward and Daniel Sedin, who replaced Alex Ovechkin and Dustin Byfuglien from last week.