Matt Fenwick at the Battle of Alberta is doing some good work in the corners today, coming up with a look at how all 30 NHL teams have performed in the four quarters of the season.
While a lot of hockey pundits in the blogosphere disagree that a late-season surge means anything to a team's Cup hopes, I really would bet against any team that's recently been playing poorly winning the thing. That means you Edmonton, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and Buffalo.
Does that mean the hottest team, Detroit, wins by default? Hardly.