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The X factors of the NHL season's final weeks

The 2019 NHL playoffs are under a month away, and the races are heating up. Who will be the biggest X factor for their team in the stretch run? Who will just make the postseason, and who is headed home? Which teams will be on upset watch in Round 1? Our team dives into all of the biggest questions for the final weeks of the NHL season.

Who will be the most important player for the final month of the season?

Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Rick Tocchet is getting Jack Adams buzz for coaching an injury-plagued Arizona Coyotes team to the wild card bundle, and you can tell he's a true Coach of the Year candidate because it's a goalie who's actually propping up the team.