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From the Press Box: Patience With Underachievers

Nail Yakupov is off to another slow start with the Oilers, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno advises patience with him and another slow starter, Toronto's Jake Gardiner.

From the Press Box: First Week Returns

Brock Nelson and the Islanders exploded out of the starting gate. Paul Bruno discusses if they and the other quick starters are legit.

From the Press Box: Shuffling Deck Chairs

While the Sharks removed the Captain's 'C' from Joe Thornton and the Assistant Captain's 'A' from Patrick Marleau, what did they do in terms of personnel to recover from last year's playoff collapse?

From the Press Box: The Contender Discount

Paul Bruno continues his tour through the division changes, this time focusing upon the Central Division, where the Blackhawks were able to land Brad Richards at a cheap rate.

From the Press Box: Metropolitan Division Offseason Review

Dan Boyle has a new home in New York, the Flyers lost out on Scott Hartnell due to cap concerns, and the Capitals hired Barry Trotz and are embracing a new defensive approach. Paul Bruno breaks down each team's moves from the Metropolitan Division.

From the Press Box: Atlantic Division Offseason Review

The Bruins' salary cap woes have stifled their progress in re-signing Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, and limited their offseason activity.

From the Press Box: Overtimes and Shootouts

T.J. Oshie may have provided a thrill for the U.S. in the Olympics by demonstrating his shootout capabilities, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno says that shootouts are no way to finish a regular season NHL game.

From the Press Box: Cap-Driven Decisions

Trying to figure out why the Flyers dealt Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger? Paul Bruno says to follow the cap.

From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part II

The Caps were very aggressive in pursuing defensemen this offseason, signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen from the Pens.

From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part I

Paul Bruno breaks down the offseason moves of each franchise this summer, and talks about their ongoing salary cap situations. Jason Spezza was one of the big movers, joining the Dallas Stars.

From the Press Box: Paul Bruno's Stanley Cup Preview

RotoWire's Paul Bruno predicts the Kings to win in six games, with Drew Doughty hoisting the Conn Smythe.

From the Press Box: Star Power

Paul Bruno believes that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will eventually carry the day in a tight Western Conference Finals series against the Kings.

From the Press Box: The Quick and The Ducks

Paul Bruno expects the Kings to prevail over the Ducks in 7.

From the Press Box: First Round Preview

Paul Bruno laments that the Kings and the Sharks have to meet up in the first round of the playoffs, and he predicts each of the first round series.

From the Press Box: Early Playoff Matchup Looks

Steve Stamkos and the Lightning will match up with the Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.

From the Press Box: Turmoil in Toronto

Could Nazem Kadri be on the trade block this summer for the Leafs?

From the Press Box: Stretch Run Performers

Claude Giroux got off to a miserable start, but he's been on fire as of late.

From the Press Box: Collapsing Canucks

Following Monday's seven-goal third period debacle, Paul Bruno believes it's worth discussing whether the Canucks' window with the Sedin twins is closing.

From the Press Box: Rapid Fire Trade Deadline Review

Paul Bruno reviews the major deals completed before Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, including that of Roberto Luongo, who was dealt away from the Canucks.

From the Press Box: Olympic Fallout

The Isles will be without John Tavares for the rest of the season thanks to an injury suffered in the Olympics.

From the Press Box: Olympic Thoughts

Phil Kessel has been Team USA's leading scorer so far.

From the Press Box: Olympic Preview

Sidney Crosby leads the super-talented and favored Canadian squad.

From the Press Box: Hidden Waiver Wire Gems

Paul Bruno advises you to scour the waiver wire rather than trade to address your team's shortcomings. You might just find the next Antoine Vermette.

From the Press Box: Anticipating the Trade Deadline

Nazem Kadri might be on the trade block before the March 8th deadline, but Paul Bruno believes that the Leafs would be mistaken to deal him at anything less than full price.

From the Press Box: Wings in Unchartered Territory

Jimmy Howard's latest injury has the Red Wings in a lot of trouble in trying to maintain the finally playoff spot in the East.

From the Press Box: Buyers and Sellers

Could the Blues be in the market to replace Jaroslav Halak? Paul Bruno takes a first look at potential buyers and sellers in the trade market.

From the Press Box: Examining Canada's and Team USA's Sochi Selections

Paul Bruno provides roster analysis for the Canadian and American Olympic squads, while shedding light on some of the players who may have been overlooked, like the Bolts' Martin St. Louis.

From the Press Box: Midseason Power Rankings

The Blackhawks are on top, and now they're getting the services of Corey Crawford again.

From the Press Box: Winter Classic Struggles

Nazem Kadri isn't producing at the same level he did in last year's compressed season. He and the Leafs face the Red Wings in the Big House on New Year's Day.

From the Press Box: Montreal Royalty

Carey Price and the Habs have started well so far this season.

From the Press Box: Revisting Sell-High Candidates

Paul Bruno revisits the cases of hot-starters like the Blues' Alexander Steen.

From the Press Box: The Art Of The Deal

Kris Letang's scoring from the blue line should draw a premium forward in return if you're looking for scoring up front.

From the Press Box: Stamkos Fallout

What happens to Martin St. Louis and his teammates now that Steven Stamkos is out with a long-term injury?

From the Press Box: Olympic Hopefuls

The Blues' Alexander Steen is making a pretty good case for himself to make the Canadian Olympic team. Paul Bruno discusses a couple of other potential Olympic hopefuls in this week's edition.

From the Press Box: Nice Early Season Results

Alexander Ovechkin continues to thrive under the coaching of Adam Oates, having full broken the chains of former coach Bruce Boudreau's defensive system.

From the Press Box: Big Decisions In Vancouver

The Sedins' contract status hangs over the Canucks' season. Paul Bruno breaks down that decision process and a couple of other big stories around the league.

From the Press Box: A Coaching Change in Philly

Claude Giroux could benefit from the early shakeup in Philly, among others. Paul Bruno covers that decision, and discusses how to deal with slow starts in this week's edition.

From the Press Box: The Basics

Paul Bruno talks about the various types of leagues and the strategy that needs to go with those leagues. How early you take an elite defenseman like Erik Karlsson often depends on the specs of your league.

From the Press Box: Top Lines & Pairings - Western Conference

Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks are back for more. Paul Bruno breaks down who will be on his line this year and does so with all the Western Conference teams.

From the Press Box: Top Lines & Pairings - Eastern Conference

Phil Kessel is the leading scorer for the Leafs, but will the addition of David Clarkson's toughness help push them over the top?

From the Press Box: Salary Cap, RFAs, Comparables

Paul Bruno explains the complications regarding Nazem Kadri's contract situation, and shares a few of his booms, busts and sleepers.

From the Press Box: Jetting Out West

Zach Bogosian and the Winnipeg Jets moving to the Western Conference where they belong is the biggest change in the conference. Paul Bruno breaks it all down.

From the Press Box: New Faces, New Roles - Eastern Conference

Cory Schneider became the answer to the Devils' goalie succession plan in a draft day trade. Paul Bruno traces the other big changes in the Eastern Conference.

From the Press Box: Coyotes Off Life Support

It looks like Keith Yandle will be plying his wares in the desert for the long haul - at least, so long as he remains on the Coyotes.

From the Press Box: Kovalchuk Walks Away

Paul Bruno reviews the latest set of player moves, including Ilya Kovalchuk's stunning decision to retire from the NHL to play in his native Russia.

From the Press Box: Alfie Finds a New Home

Paul Bruno reviews the early offseason free agent signings, starting with the Red Wings' shocking signing of Daniel Alfredsson.

From the Press Box: Stanley Cup Wrap

Jonathan Toews and his teammates hoisted the Cup on Monday night. Paul Bruno reviews the series and the early offseason transactions in the NHL.

From the Press Box: Stanley Cup Preview

Paul Bruno breaks down this Original Six matchup between the Blackhawks and Bruins. Who do you have to win the Cup?

From the Press Box: First Round Review, Second Round Predictions

The Leafs' stunning Game 7 collapse in the third period and subsequent overtime hit our correspondent Paul Bruno pretty hard. What does he see in store for the next round of the playoffs?

From the Press Box: Beached Orcas

The Canucks are the first to depart the playoffs after getting swept by the Sharks. Paul Bruno insists that they have to pick one goalie and trade the other this offseason.

From the Press Box: First Round Predictions

Paul Bruno likes Logan Couture and the Sharks over the Canucks. See who he likes in the other seven first-round playoff contests.

From the Press Box: Bubble Teams

Dustin Byfuglien and the Jets have a critical game against the Caps on Tuesday night.

From the Press Box: New York Teams On Divergent Paths

John Tavares and the Isles are on the rise, while the Rangers are struggling to make the playoffs despite having much loftier ambitions.

From the Press Box: Who's on the Bubble?

Pavel Datsyuk has been superb as always, but the Red Wings remain on the playoff bubble due to a shaky defense corps.

From the Press Box: The Flames' Fire Sale Continues

Jay Bouwmeester is now a member of the Blues. Paul Bruno discusses that and other deals that have gone down in advance of the trade deadline.

From the Press Box: Iginla Submits His List

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, Jarome Iginla remains the top name on the trade block. He recently submitted his list of four teams he's willing to get traded to for the Flames.

From the Press Box: Big Contracts in Anaheim

Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf recently signed big contract extensions to stay with the Ducks.

From the Press Box: Penguins On a Roll

The Penguins have remained hot despite the recent injury to Evgeni Malkin, led of course by Sidney Crosby, who is on another tear.

From the Press Box: An Unsavory Element

Brad Richards narrowly avoided a significant injury on a questionable hit by Patrick Kaleta in a recent game. Paul Bruno discusses this aspect of the game, and talks about two struggling franchises.

From the Press Box: Original Six On Top

Paul Bruno evaluates whether Montreal's ascent to the top of the Eastern Conference is for real.

From the Press Box: Realignment Talk

Paul Bruno talks realignment, the compressed schedule, and the quick start by the Devils.

From the Press Box: Early Surprises

Scott Harnell's broken foot is one of the reasons why the Flyers are off to such a poor start.

From the Press Box: 30 Cities, 30 Topics

Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues are off to a wonderful start.

From the Press Box: 30 Storylines

Tuukka Rask takes over in Boston - Paul Bruno discusses that, and a storyline for each NHL team.

From the Press Box: Another Playoff Preview

Round 1 overview.

From the Press Box: Awards Talk

Jonathan Quick should be picking up some awards hardware, even if his team falters.

From the Press Box: Panthers on the Prowl

Kris Versteeg hasn't been the same player in the second half of the season, but his Panthers are still leading the Southeast Division over the surging Caps.

From the Press Box: Winnipeg, A Smash Hit

The Jets have been a smash hit in their first year back in Winnipeg.

From the Press Box: Tight Division Races

Paul Bruno discusses how close five of the six division races are.

From the Press Box: Another Rebuild Effort in Columbus

The Blue Jackets need to rebuild, again, and that means Rick Nash might get traded before the trade deadline.

From the Press Box: In the Doghouse

Alexander Semin doesn't fit the Caps' system, so he's in the team's doghouse, despite the team being in a dogfight in their division.

From the Press Box: Rising To the Top

Evgeni Malkin has raised his game with Sidney Crosby out again.

From the Press Box: The Butterfly Effect

Paul Bruno praises the Ottawa Senators while acknowledging their recent woes, and decries the sameness in goaltending styles across the league.

From the Press Box: Disgruntled Goalie

Could Ryan Miller be on the way out in Buffalo?

From the Press Box: Trade Rumors Ramping Up

Paul Bruno's weekly tour around the league.

From the Press Box: Tough Decisions

Fantasy poolies that own a slumping superstar like Corey Perry have a tough decision to make before their league's trade deadline.

From the Press Box: Positive Stories

Alexander Edler is one of the positive stories so far from the 2011 season.

From the Press Box: Franchise Player Struggles

Rick Nash is one of a handful of franchise players who is struggling and taking their team down with them.

From the Press Box: A Call To Action

Sidney Crosby's latest concussion woes, combined with those of Claude Giroux, should incite the NHL to do more about concussions.

From the Press Box: Realignment Reaction

Paul Bruno gives his take on the Board of Governors' recent decisions, including realignment.

From the Press Box: Changes Everywhere

We've already had three head coaching changes in the NHL.

From the Press Box: Powerful Panthers

Stephen Weiss has teamed with Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg to give the Panthers a potent top line.

From the Press Box: The Hall of Fame Class

Paul Bruno fetes this year's inductees.

From the Press Box: Albatross!

Both Evgeni Nabokov and Rick DiPietro are playing ahead of Al Montoya on the island.

From the Press Box: Leafs Yet To Fall

Paul Bruno is bullish on the hot-starting Leafs.

From the Press Box: Father Time Catching Brodeur

Martin Brodeur is hurt for the third time in the last four seasons.

From the Press Box: The Sidekick Theory

Paul Bruno's tour around the NHL discusses his Sidekick Theory, and he also thinks that Roberto Luongo will remain the