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Best defense pairing in the Pacific Division?

September 1, 2019 - 11:06 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on the best defense pairing in the Pacific Division. Todd Cordell Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie/Rasmus Andersson. Giordano primarily played with Brodie, as has been the case for years, and enjoyed gr...

Best defense pairing in the Central Division?

September 3, 2019 - 11:49 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our thoughts on the best defense pairing in the Central Division. Todd Cordell John Klingberg and Miro Heiskanen. Dallas' two best defenders didn't play a *ton* together – 343 minutes at 5v5 – but they were legi...

Who will win the Norris Trophy in 2019-20?

September 4, 2019 - 11:38 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Norris Trophy in 2019-20. Todd Cordell John Klingberg. I don't think he gets enough credit for how good he is. Klingberg mustered up 112 points in 146 games over the last two years – 63 per 82...

Who will win the Vezina in 2019-20?

September 5, 2019 - 11:16 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Vezina Trophy in 2019-20. Todd Cordell I'm going with John Gibson again this season. He posted a .924 save percentage in 2016-17, a .926 save percentage in 2017-18, and a .917 save percentage la...

Who will win the Rocket Richard in 2019-20?

September 6, 2019 - 12:39 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Rocket Richard in 2019-20. Todd Cordell Auston Matthews. He has missed more than 30 games since entering the league and has still scored more 5v5 goals than anybody in that time. Matthews posses...

Who will win the Calder Trophy in 2019-20?

September 7, 2019 - 10:23 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Calder Trophy in 2019-20. Todd Cordell Jack Hughes. I don't think there's much debate Hughes is the most talented rookie in this class and he's walking into a pretty good situation in New Jersey...

Who will win the Selke in 2019-20?

September 8, 2019 - 11:52 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Selke Trophy in 2019-20. Todd Cordell Mark Stone. Though the award generally goes to centers, I think Stone is more than capable of bucking the trend. His ability to impact the game at both ends...

Who will win the Hart Trophy in 2019-20?

September 9, 2019 - 11:48 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Hart Trophy in 2019-20. Todd Cordell I have no doubt Connor McDavid will have the most spectacular season. He *should* win the Hart Trophy. I don't see Edmonton making the playoffs, though, and vot...

Who will win the Jack Adams in 2019-20?

September 11, 2019 - 12:43 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In this edition of the hotstove, we share our picks for the Jack Adams in 2019-20. Todd Cordell Rod Brind'Amour. The Carolina Hurricanes opened up a lot of eyes last season. They not only earned a playoff spot, but made plenty of noise once they were in....

Central Division breakout picks for 2019-20

September 13, 2019 - 10:49 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell Cale Makar. I generally try not to pick 'rookies' but I'm going to make an exception since Makar has already played, and excelled, in NHL games. Makar jumped into the Avalanche lineup straight out of college and appeared in 10 games against...

Pacific Division breakout picks for 2019-20

September 14, 2019 - 11:32 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell I picked Ondrej Kase last season. Unfortunately, injuries prevented him from having the true breakout season I expected. He certainly showed promise when in the lineup, though. Kase put up 20 points in 30 games for Anaheim, which equates to ~55...

Atlantic Division breakout picks for 2019-20

September 15, 2019 - 10:46 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell Brady Tkachuk. He put up 45 points as a rookie despite ranking 8th among forwards on the Senators in average time on ice (including Mark Stone and Matt Duchene, who spent most of the season in Ottawa). Tkachuk managed that because he was extrem...

Metro Division breakout picks for 2019-20

September 16, 2019 - 12:08 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell Andrei Svechnikov. He potted 20 goals, and recorded almost 40 points, as a rookie despite spending more time with Jordan Martinook and Lucas Wallmark than anyone else. He also had some very unfavorable percentages working against him (likely in...

Atlantic Division bold predictions for 2019-20

September 18, 2019 - 1:30 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell William Nylander will finish top-10 in assists. His career high of 41 is probably ~15 shy of where he’d need to be to crack the top-10 but I think he can do it. Hear me out. From 2016-18, Nylander ranked top-15 in assists/60 at 5v5 and top...

Metro Division bold predictions for 2019-20

September 19, 2019 - 11:23 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell John Hynes will be a Jack Adams finalist. He’s not publicly recognized as an above average coach – many fans have actually called for his head at different times throughout his tenure – but I think he is a really sharp guy. He just hasn...

Central Division bold predictions for 2019-20

September 20, 2019 - 11:41 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell Minnesota, fresh off their last placed finish in the Central, will make the playoffs in what should be a tough division. Hear me out. The Wild were not as bad as their record indicated last season. They only allowed 23.47 scoring chances agains...

Pacific Division bold predictions for 2019-20

September 22, 2019 - 10:01 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Todd Cordell Mark Stone will be a Hart Trophy finalist. I’m not sure this should be considered bold – Stone is one of the league’s best players – but it is because he’s not going to score 50 goals or put up 100 points like the game’s biggest off...