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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.
Boston Bruins: Hamilton rising for division champs
Buffalo Sabres: The rebuild continues
Detroit Red Wings: Howard bounce-back vital
Florida Panthers: Can young core reach the playoffs?
Montreal Canadiens: Galchenyuk key for Habs
Ottawa Senators: Rebuild time in Ottawa
Tampa Bay Lightning: Cup run forthcoming?
Toronto Maple Leafs: Gardiner deserves bigger role
New York Rangers: Bounce back coming for Rick Nash?
Carolina Hurricanes: Faulk an emerging star
Columbus Blue Jackets: Resurgent Horton key for Blue Jackets
New Jersey Devils: Larsson's development key
New York Islanders: Strome poised for breakout
Philadelphia Flyers: Mason's regression hurts Philly
Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang critical for a Cup run
Washington Capitals: Despite star power, Caps not Cup contenders
Chicago Blackhawks: Peak season in store for Patrick Kane
Colorado Avalanche: Avalanche banking on Varlamov repeat?
Dallas Stars: How Dallas takes the next step
Minnesota Wild: Mikael Granlund pushing for top line
Nashville Predators: Jones can lead Preds back to playoffs
St. Louis Blues: Stastny addition could help avoid team-wide regression
Winnipeg Jets: Talented core, but enough depth?
Anaheim Ducks: Can Ducks topple the Kings?
Arizona Coyotes: Defensemen drive Arizona's offense
Calgary Flames: Monahan, Backlund lead youth movement
Edmonton Oilers: Nugent-Hopkins on the rise
Los Angeles Kings: Champs could be even better in 2014-15
San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl a rising superstar
Vancouver Canucks: Resurgence required from Sedins