Why would Willie Desjardins opt to coach the Canucks rather than the Penguins? Scott Burnside delves into that, where the Penguins go from here, shrewd moves by the Blue Jackets and Canadiens, and more.
Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...
A repeat, particularly after a very short summer, would be a lot to ask. But Craig Custance explains why he thinks the Blackhawks have a better shot to return to the Stanley Cup finals than the Bruins in 2013-14.
Corey Pronman redrafted the 2008 NHL draft. He believes the Tampa Bay Lightning would again select center Steven Stamkos with the No. 1 overall selection, but star D-man Erik Karlsson now clearly belongs among the top three.