Summer Skate: New York Islanders

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

Injuries and horrible goaltending dragged the New York Islanders to the fifth-worst record in the NHL in 2013-14. While they started poorly, chances of a second-half comeback were dashed when elite center John...

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Summer Skate: Philadelphia Flyers

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

A disastrous start to the 2013-14 season resulted in the firing of head coach Peter Laviolette and hiring of former Flyer tough guy Craig Berube, who righted the ship and turned...

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Summer Skate: Washington Capitals

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

A disappointing finish outside the playoffs in 2013-14 led to changes at coach and general manager for the Washington Capitals. Under Adam Oates, the power play flourished, but that was about the...

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Summer Skate: New York Rangers

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

While they may have looked average in the standings, the New York Rangers’ advanced stats hinted that their run to the Stanley Cup finals was not as surprising as it seemed....

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Summer Skate: Pittsburgh Penguins

August 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

For most teams, making the second round of the postseason would be worth bragging about. Not for the Pittsburgh Penguins. After back-to-back Stanley Cup finals appearances in 2008 and 2009, Pittsburgh...

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Summer skate: Ottawa Senators

August 30, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

Winning eight of their final 10 games to finish the 2013-14 season was not enough for the Ottawa Senators to climb out of an early-season hole. Ottawa’s troubles on defense and in...

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Summer skate: Florida Panthers

August 25, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

After finishing with the second-worst record in the NHL in 2013-14, the Florida Panthers spent the offseason making every effort to become a competitor this upcoming season. They made a bevy of...

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Summer skate: Ottawa Senators

August 25, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

Winning eight of their final 10 games to finish the 2013-14 season was not enough for the Ottawa Senators to climb out of an early-season hole. Ottawa’s troubles on defense and in...

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Summer skate: Montreal Canadiens

August 25, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The Montreal Canadiens surprised many in the hockey world by defeating theBoston Bruins to earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals, then some bad luck ended their run: The Habs lost their...

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Summer skate: Tampa Bay Lightning

August 25, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

Heading into the 2014 postseason, the Tampa Bay Lightning were a strong contender in the East. Then, Ben Bishop went down with an injury and they were quickly dispatched in the first round by...

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Summer skate: Buffalo Sabres

August 22, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The NHL’s worst team in 2013-14, the Buffalo Sabres went into full rebuild mode after several campaigns of coming up just short of the postseason. Victims of ownership’s plan to...

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Summer skate: Toronto Maple Leafs

August 22, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

After a hot start to 2013-14, the Maple Leafs fell apart down the stretch. They won just two of the final 10 games and dropped from a wild-card spot to...

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Hypothetical Draft Classes-Updated with 2014

August 21, 2014 in Unfiltered by Corey Pronman

Last year I did a post called hypothetical draft classes, seeing how my draft board’s system would look. I’m updated that with 2014. Rules are simple, 16th pick in each round, I
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Summer skate: Detroit Red Wings

August 20, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The Detroit Red Wings came within a whisker of missing the postseason for the first time since Nirvana was an up-and-coming band, but coach Mike Babcock got his club to...

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Summer skate: Boston Bruins

August 19, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

From the first puck drop until the end of the regular season, the Boston Bruins were the best team in the Eastern Conference — and it was not close. They...

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Why McDavid is an exceptional prospect

August 15, 2014 in Premium Articles by Corey Pronman

In my very preliminary draft rankings, I noted that there is no debate over the top prospect for the 2015 NHL draft: It’s Erie Otters center Connor McDavid. The debate for...

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HP Radio: Vollman talks new book and the changing hockey analytics world

August 13, 2014 in Unfiltered by Matthew Coller

  Matthew Coller figuratively sits down with analytics guru and Hockey Prospectus author Robert Vollman to discuss his new book, how teams are using analytics, the war between stat geeks
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Surprise lottery teams

July 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The 2014-15 NHL season will have an added dynamic that the league has not seen since Mario Lemieux was set to enter the 1984 draft: This season, teams will have...

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Worst UFA deals this off-season

July 12, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The opening of free agency in the NHL has been nicknamed “silly season” because of the number of over-the-top contracts that are handed out on July 1. This year, there...

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Top free agent deals this off-season

July 12, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The opening of free agency in the NHL has been nicknamed “silly season” because of the number of over-the-top contracts that are handed out on July 1. This year, there...

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