Summer Skate 2014-15 Index

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.

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins: Hamilton rising for division champsInsider

Buffalo Sabres: The rebuild continuesInsider

Detroit Red Wings: Howard bounce-back vitalInsider

Florida Panthers: Can young core reach the playoffs?Insider

Montreal Canadiens: Galchenyuk key for HabsInsider

Ottawa Senators: Rebuild time in OttawaInsider

Tampa Bay Lightning: Cup run forthcoming?Insider

Toronto Maple Leafs: Gardiner deserves bigger roleInsider

Metropolitan Division

New York Rangers: Bounce back coming for Rick Nash?Insider

Carolina Hurricanes: Faulk an emerging starInsider

Columbus Blue Jackets: Resurgent Horton key for Blue JacketsInsider

New Jersey Devils: Larsson's development keyInsider

New York Islanders: Strome poised for breakoutInsider

Philadelphia Flyers: Mason's regression hurts PhillyInsider

Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang critical for a Cup runInsider

Washington Capitals: Despite star power, Caps not Cup contendersInsider

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks: Peak season in store for Patrick KaneInsider

Colorado Avalanche: Avalanche banking on Varlamov repeat?Insider

Dallas Stars: How Dallas takes the next stepInsider

Minnesota Wild: Mikael Granlund pushing for top lineInsider

Nashville Predators: Jones can lead Preds back to playoffsInsider

St. Louis Blues: Stastny addition could help avoid team-wide regressionInsider

Winnipeg Jets: Talented core, but enough depth?Insider

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks: Can Ducks topple the Kings?Insider

Arizona Coyotes: Defensemen drive Arizona's offenseInsider

Calgary Flames: Monahan, Backlund lead youth movementInsider

Edmonton Oilers: Nugent-Hopkins on the riseInsider

Los Angeles Kings: Champs could be even better in 2014-15Insider

San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl a rising superstarInsider

Vancouver Canucks: Resurgence required from SedinsInsider