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Midseason Hart Trophy Picks

January 3, 2019 - 12:01 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our midseason picks for the Hart Trophy. Todd Cordell Nikita Kucherov. Across all game states, he ranks 1st in points (65), points per 60 (5.13) and game score per 60 (4.59). He is a threat as a shooter and a pla...

Midseason Norris Trophy picks

January 4, 2019 - 1:33 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​In this edition of the hotstove, we share our midseason picks for the Norris Trophy.​ Todd Cordell Mark Giordano. Many – myself included – thought Giordano would take a bit of a step back this year. As good of a job as he does taking care of him...

Midseason Vezina Trophy picks

January 7, 2019 - 11:30 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our midseason picks for the Vezina Trophy. Todd Cordell John Gibson. He owns a .923 save percentage, which is miles ahead of his expected save percentage of .901 (via corsica). That differential is easily the lar...

Midseason Selke Trophy picks

January 10, 2019 - 1:24 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our midseason picks for the Selke Trophy. Todd Cordell Mark Stone. The Ottawa Senators are bad. Really bad. They are very top-heavy up front, their defense core is horrendous, and they don't have good goaltending...

Midseason Jack Adams Award picks

January 11, 2019 - 1:59 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our midseason picks for the Jack Adams. Todd Cordell There are a lot of excellent candidates – Bill Peters, Mike Babcock, etc. – but my choice is Jon Cooper. The Tampa Bay Lightning are absolutely steamrolli...

Will the Buffalo Sabres make the playoffs?

January 16, 2019 - 11:50 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​The Buffalo Sabres came roaring out of the gate and, for a while, sat comfortably in a playoff spot. The rug has since been pulled from beneath them and they find themselves just outside of the playoff picture. In this edition of the hotstove, we share our...

Who won the trade between the Wild and Hurricanes?

January 18, 2019 - 11:54 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on Thursday's trade between the Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes. Todd Cordell I really like this deal from Carolina's perspective. Since the beginning of 2016-17, Nino Niederreiter has average...