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  1. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Picking winners for Eastern Conference semifin...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek provides in-depth breakdowns of the Eastern Conference semifinal series and predicts who will advance to the conference finals.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  2. 2011 NHL Playoffs: Picking winners for the Western Conference's s...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek recaps Wednesday night's games and offers up his series predictions for the Western Conference second round.

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  3. NHL: Rebuilding plans for Western Conference teams

    E.J. Hradek

    In Part 2 of his two-part series, E.J. Hradek creates rebuilding plans for the non-playoff teams in the Western Conference, looking at what went wrong for each this season and what their next steps should be.

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  4. NHL: Odds are against them, but New Jersey Devils could still mak...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek dips into his weekly mailbag to answer questions on the New Jersey Devils' playoff chances, the Red Wings' home woes and the underrated abilities of the Stars' Jamie Benn. The good news for Devils' fans: They're not out of it yet.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  5. NHL: The New York Rangers should still be able to make the playof...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek fields reader questions in this week's "Five for Friday," answering queries on Brad Richards' future with the Dallas Stars, the lack of attention paid to the Boston Bruins' David Krejci and the New York Rangers' playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  6. NHL Trade Deadline -- Postdeadline winners and losers in the West...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek evaluates each team in the Western Conference following the flurry of trade deadline deals Monday.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  7. NHL: Daniel Alfredsson, Brad Boyes, Craig Anderson and other star...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek looks at 10 stars -- think Daniel Alfredsson, Brad Boyes, Craig Anderson -- who need to rebound in the second half of the season for their teams to make some noise in the form of a postseason push.

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  8. NHL: Tackling All-Star selections, Sharks' struggles, Devils' tra...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek's weekly mailbag examines some seemingly strange All-Star selections, the struggles of the once-mighty Sharks and the Devils' recent trade of Jamie Langenbrunner.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  9. NHL: The Vancouver Canucks may finally be ready to win the Wester...

    E.J. Hradek

    The Vancouver Canucks have been to the playoff 22 times, where they are 79-98 and have never won a Stanley Cup. Three times since 2003, they've lost in the Western semis -- including last year. Can they get over the hump in 2011? E.J. Hradek believes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  10. NHL playoffs 2010: Chicago Blackhawks heading to Stanley Cup fina...

    E.J. Hradek

    The win cost Duncan Keith seven teeth, but the Blackhawks are moving on to the Stanley Cup finals after besting an impressed Rob Blake and the San Jose Sharks. Hradek looks at the Western Conference champs and where the loss leaves San Jose.

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  11. NHL playoffs 2010 - Despite 3-0 hole, don't expect San Jose Shark...

    E.J. Hradek

    The situation is dire for the San Jose Sharks, but don't expect them to roll over and play dead. Lead-by-example D Dan Boyle will see to that.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2010
  12. NHL playoffs 2010 - Philly flies out to an early lead over Montre...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek was on hand to witness the Flyers' dominant Game 1 victory over the Canadiens. He gives his 10 keys to the win and a shout-out to Antti Niemi, the star in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  13. NHL playoffs 2010 - E.J. Hradek: The Red Wings looked bad against...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek chimes in with thoughts on Game 1 of San Jose vs. Detroit, 2010 Western semis. Was the short turnaround what affected the Wings? Naw, as Mike Babcock noted: there was "zero" effect from that element. Plus: stars and unsungs.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  14. E.J. Hradek: Bruins come up empty, NHL gets Wisniewski suspension...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek writes that the Bruins came up empty in a big game, Colin Campbell got the Wisniewski suspension right, and a huge home-and-home will tell us a great deal about the Western Conference.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2010
  15. NHL — Chicago Blackhawks-San Jose Sharks clash headlines Th...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek doles out his picks for Thursday night's NHL action, headlined by the battle between two West contenders -- the Sharks and Blackhawks -- in San Jose.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2010
  16. NHL -- Los Angeles Kings, rookies John Tavares, Victor Hedman, mo...

    E.J. Hradek

    Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray knew his team needed to find more goals this season if it was going to have a legitimate shot at earning a playoff spot in a very competitive Western Conference. After all, last season L.A. ranked 27th in the...

    Blog | Conversation | October 09, 2009