Inside the Projections: 5-on-5

Stars' scoring overcomes Pittsburgh's lack of depth

Originally Published: September 16, 2009
By Richard Pollock | Puck Prospectus
Evgeni MalkinGrant Halverson/Getty ImagesEvgeni Malkin's production projects akin to that of an All-Star plus another 40-point player.

Want to know how the NHL season will shake out? We have your answers right here. For ESPN The Magazine's upcoming NHL preview issue, we had the minds at Puck Prospectus break down the league with their new VUKOTA projection system to help generate The Mag's preseason Power Rankings and predicted order of finish for the 2009-10 season.