Category: NHL News

The experience effect: Which playoff teams are impacted most?

Apr 14, 2018 As demonstrated by the Stanley Cup champion Penguins last season, experience can be a deciding factor in an otherwise evenly matched playoff series. That’s good news for teams like the Predators and Lightning, who have big advantages in playoff experience over their first-round opponents, the Avalanche and Devils, respectively. Using the previous…

The Accolade Index: Ranking every NHL team’s success in the cap era

7:00 AM ET Success in the salary-cap era is all about the most effective management of cap space. According to our new Accolade Index, the Pittsburgh Penguins have enjoyed the most success since 2005-06 — in all its various forms. The Accolade Index assigns a single point for each individual award won by a member…

Weekly Reader: Trade deadline X factors

1:40 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Weekly Reader publishes every Friday. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com. Why do general managers dabble in the dark arts of the NHL trade deadline? The NHL trade deadline is Monday, Feb. 26. Get caught up with all the latest moves, preview every team’s assets…