The Biggest Reason to Fear Each Remaining Team in the 2014 NHL Playoffs

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The Biggest Reason to Fear Each Remaining Team in the 2014 NHL Playoffs
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Eight teams remain in the 2013-14 NHL playoffs, each with at least one terrifying weapon. There are many good reasons to fear each of the remaining teams and to respect their Stanley Cup chances, but if you had to select just one, who would it be?

To answer that, I've gone team by team using a variety of different analytics to find each one's most deadly weapon—and not just for this coming round, but also against whichever opponents the teams might be meeting next.

Youth, speed, toughness, goaltending, special teams, coaching systems, particular lines or individual players, each team has at least something that sets it apart from the rest. Turn over to begin, and be sure to weigh in with comments of your own. Let's begin.

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