2013 Stanley Cup scouting reports

Rivals break down how to best battle, beat NHL playoff teams

Updated: April 29, 2013, 10:49 AM ET
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider

With a short season, Craig Custance helps fans cram for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs by getting rival players, coaches and scouts to detail key tendencies and tactics for every squad in the NHL postseason.

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Scouting Reports Insider

West

Chicago Blackhawks
Can anyone stop the West's best?
Minnesota Wild
Parise, Suter have been here before.
Anaheim Ducks
How dangerous are Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks?
Detroit Red Wings
Pavel Datsyuk will set the tone for Wings.
Vancouver Canucks
How Sedins surprise their Western rivals.
San Jose Sharks
Sharks still lurking as an upset threat.
St. Louis Blues
Blues are ready for postseason revenge.
Los Angeles Kings
The champs are back, but are they better than last season?

East

Pittsburgh Penguins
How can foes prevent Crosby from carrying the Cup?
New York Islanders
How far can John Tavares and Co. go in the playoffs?
Montreal Canadiens
The secrets behind the Habs' rapid turnaround.
Ottawa Senators
Why the Sens can succeed in the postseason.
Washington Capitals
Why Caps can overcome their past playoff shortcomings.
New York Rangers
Blueshirts are heating up at the right time.
Boston Bruins
Can B's break free from their recent slide?
Toronto Maple Leafs
James Reimer key to Leafs moving on.