Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus ranks the top players based on their performance in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist takes the top spot, with Conn Smythe winner Justin Williams and others on his tail.
Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus identify one key stat for every NHL playoff series, weighing in with their prediction on whether the trend will continue as well as picking a winner in each series.
Neil Greenberg ranks the top NHL player at every age. While there were some easy age groups from which to select a winner, certain ones (such as age 23, with Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Erik Karlsson) provide substantial debate.
To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Veterans like Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias may well lead the Czech Republic to medal contention.
To preview the Olympic men's hockey tournament, Hockey Prospectus previews and projects the top contenders. Team Russia does not project very well by the data, but has some notable advantages heading into the tournament.
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.
With the early rush of NHL free agency in the books, Craig Custance writes that the Red Wings emerged in fine fashion after landing Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss. Meanwhile, Cup finalist Boston missed out on its early targets.
With the end of 2013 NHL regular season approaching, Neil Greenberg outlines his picks for the Hart, Norris, Calder, Byng and Selke awards. Among the selections, the Islanders' John Tavares gets the nod for this season's Hart Trophy.
Every season there comes a time when the Sharks look like world beaters ... and then the playoffs start and San Jose's season is cut short of a Cup. Can this year be any different? Craig Custance explores the question.
Hovering on the fringe of the Eastern Conference playoff chase is not where the Rangers expected to be this season. Now they'll face some tough trade deadline decisions. Plus, this week's dip into the mailbag.