Upsets, goalies and playoff beards
With the Stanley Cup playoffs kicking off Wednesday, our experts took some time to ponder what lies ahead. ESPN.com's Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun and ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek answer these 10 burning questions:
1. Which player will surprise everyone in the playoffs?
Scott Burnside: Boston Bruins winger Michael Ryder. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli took a significant gamble when he gave Ryder a three-year deal worth $12 million in the offseason. It's paid off with Ryder bouncing ...
Read full story
2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Wednesday. Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and the rest of our NHL team preview the first round: