- E.J. Hradek, Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
A few weeks back, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock offered us a tip: "After 20 games, the standings don't change much." He's right. In the past four seasons, 80% of the teams in a playoff spot at the quarter-pole reached the postseason. So here's a playoff preview, November edition.
E.J. Hradek examines the NHL playoff picture at the quarter-point in the season.