Playoff analysis, declining scoring in the Eastern Conference, Mike Babcock’s possible departure from Detroit and much more in your NHL Blog Beat.
NHLNUMBERS: Cam Lewis examines what factor luck plays in being an NHL “cinderella team.”
PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Trevor Kraus explores which game, statistically, is most important in an NHL playoff series.
FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM: Neil Paine writes there’s no President’ Trophy curse, but that might not help the New York Rangers.
WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: If the Red Wings are to part ways with coach Mike Babcock, they must do it smart.
THE CANNON: Jeff Little examines where all the scoring has gone in the Eastern Conference.
THE PINK PUCK: Is Ray Shero the right choice for general manager of the New Jersey Devils?
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: (Too) frequently asked questions about sexism and the NHL.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Chris Pudsey lists this season’s best free-agent signings.
SILVER SEVEN SENS: Happy trails to site manager Amelia L, who is moving on after four years to other creative challenges.