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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Updated: September 22, 2:59 PM ET
Summer Skate 2014-15 Index

By Matthew Coller
Hockey Prospectus

Although the weather outside doesn't necessarily make us think of winter pursuits, it's a good time to take the temperature of every NHL team. Hockey Prospectus will guide us through the leaguewide tour, spotlighting one player trending up and one player trending down for each club, as well as a key statistic as we look ahead to the 2014-15 season.

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins: Hamilton rising for division champs Insider

Buffalo Sabres: The rebuild continues Insider

Detroit Red Wings: Howard bounce-back vital Insider

Florida Panthers: Can young core reach the playoffs? Insider

Montreal Canadiens: Galchenyuk key for Habs Insider

Ottawa Senators: Rebuild time in Ottawa Insider

Tampa Bay Lightning: Cup run forthcoming? Insider

Toronto Maple Leafs: Gardiner deserves bigger role Insider

Metropolitan Division

New York Rangers: Bounce back coming for Rick Nash? Insider

Carolina Hurricanes: Faulk an emerging star Insider

Columbus Blue Jackets: Resurgent Horton key for Blue Jackets Insider

New Jersey Devils: Larsson's development key Insider

New York Islanders: Strome poised for breakout Insider

Philadelphia Flyers: Mason's regression hurts Philly Insider

Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang critical for a Cup run Insider

Washington Capitals: Despite star power, Caps not Cup contenders Insider

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks: Peak season in store for Patrick Kane Insider

Colorado Avalanche: Avalanche banking on Varlamov repeat? Insider

Dallas Stars: How Dallas takes the next step Insider

Minnesota Wild: Mikael Granlund pushing for top line Insider

Nashville Predators: Jones can lead Preds back to playoffs Insider

St. Louis Blues: Stastny addition could help avoid team-wide regression Insider

Winnipeg Jets: Talented core, but enough depth? Insider

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks: Can Ducks topple the Kings? Insider

Arizona Coyotes: Defensemen drive Arizona's offense Insider

Calgary Flames: Monahan, Backlund lead youth movement Insider

Edmonton Oilers: Nugent-Hopkins on the rise Insider

Los Angeles Kings: Champs could be even better in 2014-15 Insider

San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl a rising superstar Insider

Vancouver Canucks: Resurgence required from Sedins Insider