Paul Kariya
OK, they lost one at last, but who is laughing at Kariya for going to Nashville now? This guy joined a very solid playoff team with one of the top goalies in the world. The Predators lacked offense and Kariya is darn near the perfect pick up what with the new rules. 10 points in 9 games along with an un-Lady Byng-like 16 PIMs, and he's made Steve Sullivan very, very happy.

Pittsburgh Penguins
Yeah, I'm biased, but who wouldn't put the Pens here? They go on a spending spree, draft the next Gretzky, dress a healthy Super Mario, and they can't win a single game. Even worse, all that high-priced, high-skill scoring talent and they've lost all five of their shootouts.

Who's Hot and Who's Not      27 October, 2005