Hockey PDOcast: Who are the legit Stanley Cup contenders?

It's not Holtby's fault. The Capitals just can't hang with the big boys in the West. (Chris O'Meara/AP)


The Hockey PDOcast offers entertaining and thoughtful dialogue about the game of hockey. There’s obviously an analytical tinge to the conversation, but it’s not as nerdy as it may initially sound.

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Jonathan Willis joins Dimitri to help cut down the list of teams we can realistically consider to be Stanley Cup contenders this postseason.

Here’s a rundown of the topics covered:

2:56 The Fringe Teams
7:20 The Blues are stuck in no man’s land
11:30 Henrik Lundqvist raises New York’s baseline
15:00 The Penguins without Evgeni Malkin
22:00 The streak the Ducks are on
28:10  The Lightning flying under the radar
31:40 The wide range of outcomes for the Stars
38:10 The best Capitals team in the Ovechkin Era
41:20 The Blackhawks and the Kings

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