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Which team has had the best off-season?

November 2, 2020 - 10:50 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on which teams have had the best off-seasons thus far. Todd Cordell The Colorado Avalanche. They were already one of the elite teams in the league and have improved quite a bit this off-season. Br...

Top-5 centers in the Eastern Conference?

November 4, 2020 - 1:18 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we rank the top-5 centers in the Eastern Conference. Todd Cordell 1. Auston Matthews - Matthews is the best 5v5 goal scorer in the league – AM34 has averaged 1.53 per 60 over the last three seasons – and he has averaged...

Top-5 centers in the Western Conference?

November 6, 2020 - 12:06 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we rank the top-5 centers in the Western Conference. Todd Cordell 1. Connor McDavid - Much has been made about his defensive impact and rightfully so. It’s not great! The thing is he is on such a different level offensivel...

Top-5 wingers in the Eastern Conference?

November 10, 2020 - 10:33 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we rank the top-5 wingers in the Eastern Conference. Todd Cordell 1. Nikita Kucherov - He leads the league in scoring efficiency at 5v5 – and across all situations – over the last two years. The numbers he puts up are re...

Top-5 wingers in the Western Conference?

November 11, 2020 - 11:38 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we rank the top-5 wingers in the Western Conference. Todd Cordell 1. Mark Stone - Arguably the best two-way player in the league. Produces 5v5 points with 1st line efficiency, completely neuters opposing offenses, and consis...

Top-5 defensemen in the Eastern Conference?

November 13, 2020 - 10:55 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we rank the top-5 defensemen in the Eastern Conference. Todd Cordell 1. Victor Hedman - I’m not sure there’s much debate about this one. Hedman leads all defenders in Goals Above Replacement over the last two seasons and...

Top-5 defensemen in the Western Conference?

November 18, 2020 - 10:20 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we rank the top-5 defensemen in the Western Conference. Todd Cordell 1. Roman Josi - Josi is a flat-out superstar. He is a one-man breakout and electric in transition. He can pick defenses apart with passing in the offensive...