Summer Skate: New York Islanders

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 Tavares was lost for the season due to a knee injury...

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Summer Skate: Washington Capitals

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 only thing. The Capitals were one of the NHL’s worst...

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Summer Skate: New York Rangers

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. They were a terrific possession team, ranking third in the...

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Summer Skate: Pittsburgh Penguins

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 has failed to return, despite icing a roster with two...

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Summer skate: Florida Panthers

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 signings, including grabbing two quality top-nine forwards in former Hurricane...

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Summer skate: Ottawa Senators

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 goal sank its season from almost the outset. Starting goalie Craig...

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Summer skate: Montreal Canadiens

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 star goalie Carey Price to injury, and could not beat the best...

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Summer skate: Tampa Bay Lightning

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 the Montreal Canadiens. General manager Steve Yzerman spent the offseason shoring up Tampa...

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Summer skate: Buffalo Sabres

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 draft high were aplenty: The Sabres fired coach Ron Rolston...

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

  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 and the mainstream and where it’s all headed. Listen here Matthew Continue reading HP Radio: Vollman talks new book and the changing hockey analytics world