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March 25, 2013

Trade Deadline: Overpay For Murray

by Jonathan Willis

In their second move in as many days, the Penguins added big veteran defenseman Douglas Murray to their mix.

March 20, 2013

Angles and Caroms: No Choice For The Ducks

by Jonathan Willis

Anaheim GM Bob Murray had no choice. He had to re-sign his biggest stars, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, to long extensions.

March 13, 2013

Angles and Caroms: Power Forwards

by Jonathan Willis

Along with top-tier defensemen, it seems like teams are always looking to add a power forward to their mix. Expect these 10 power forwards on the verge of free agency to be sought-after targets over the summer and key rentals as the trade deadline nears.

February 1, 2013

Angles and Caroms: Canucks Goaltending Conundrum

by Jonathan Willis

First, it was Luongo as the clear number one, then Schneider, with Luongo halfway out the door in Vancouver. Now what?

November 30, 2012

Angles and Caroms: Tampa Bay Finding Success In Unconventional Places

by Jonathan Willis

Tampa Bay's AHL affiliate set a professional hockey record with 28 consecutive wins en route to a championship in 2011-12. This season has also started off well, with the team's success highlighting the Bolts' willingness to do smart, unconventional things.

November 16, 2012

Angles and Caroms: Struggles Of Kane And Pavelski Highlight Differences Between KHL And NHL

by Jonathan Willis

How can NHL stars Evander Kane and Joe Pavelski be scuffling overseas, while journeyman Tim Stapleton is thriving?

April 27, 2012

NHL Playoffs, Second Round: New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

by Jonathan Willis

Is this the year that the Washington Capitals underperform in the regular season only to surprise us in the playoffs?

April 25, 2012

Prospectus Roundtable: Can Nashville Win The Stanley Cup?

by and ESPN Insider

A case for and against the Predators winning the NHL's coveted prize.

April 12, 2012

NHL Playoffs, First Round: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

by Jonathan Willis

Usually one of the top seeds in the West, San Jose snuck into the playoffs in the last week of the season. They're matched against the up-and-coming Blues, who haven't won a playoff game yet since the lockout.

April 6, 2012

Angles and Caroms: Florida's Paper Resurgence

by Jonathan Willis

The Panthers are on the verge of entering the postseason as the three seed in the Eastern Conference, but have they really improved?

March 21, 2012

Angles and Caroms: Return Of The Goaltenders

by Jonathan Willis

For Martin Brodeur, Ilya Bryzgalov and Semyon Varlamov, the last half of the NHL�s 2011-12 season has been a chance to recover from disastrous starts.

February 25, 2012

Angles and Caroms: For Kings, Jeff Carter Trade Is Big Deal

by Jonathan Willis and ESPN Insider

In a single move, L.A. added a scorer and dismissed declining D-man Jack Johnson.

February 16, 2012

Deadline Deals: Southeast Division

by Jonathan Willis and ESPN Insider

Washington and Florida could partner up with Anaheim and Montreal for blue-line help.

January 25, 2012

Angles and Caroms: From Defensive Anchor To Boat Anchor: How Chris Pronger Became A Salary Cap Nightmare

by Jonathan Willis

Signing a player over the age of 35 to a long-term contract is a terrible risk under the current CBA, and it's one that has backfired on Philadelphia.

December 15, 2011

Premium Article Angles and Caroms: An Unlikely Star

by Jonathan Willis

Nothing in his past pointed towards Nikita Nikitin's breakout, but he's been a silver lining on a rough season for Columbus.

December 1, 2011

Angles and Caroms: Fixing The Blue Jackets, Part 4

by Jonathan Willis

We've examined the issues, so what should management do in the short term and long term?

November 29, 2011

Premium Article Angles and Caroms: Fixing The Blue Jackets, Part 3

by Jonathan Willis

What is working, and what is not working.

November 25, 2011

Angles and Caroms: Fixing The Blue Jackets, Part 2

by Jonathan Willis

Columbus is getting destroyed by the percentages.

November 24, 2011

Angles and Caroms: Fixing The Blue Jackets, Part 1

by Jonathan Willis

How bad are they, exactly?

November 8, 2011

Angles and Caroms: Can Coaches Keep Their Teams Out Of The Box?

by Jonathan Willis

One NHL team has notably excelled in stayed out of the penalty box in the years since the Lockout, despite numerous coaching changes. So can a head coach affect the number of opposition power plays?

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