Losing in the first round usually means the end of the season. But issues still linger around the eliminated.
Capital interest? Lightning striking twice? Adding without subtracting? Deadline story lines are taking on many forms.
What will the March 9 NHL trade deadline bring? Here are the answers to the top 10 questions.
It's been one year since Glen Sather decided to coach the Rangers and nothing has changed.
Instead of blaming Paul Maurice for losing, 'Canes GM Jim Rutherford points to players and finances.
Since 1993-94, Martin Brodeur has been in the Devils' net. For the Flyers, it's a matter of who hasn't.
Coach Ken Hitchcock has summoned the Flyers' demons. But can they confront them?
Lightning coach John Tortorella has management's support in the latest tiff with Vincent Lecavalier.
The epitome of inconsistency, the Islanders won't have the chance to enjoy the next few weeks.
The status of Peter Forsberg and Scott Stevens is integral to their team's Stanley Cup hopes.
Dave Lewis is the one who will be blamed if the Detroit Red Wings don't start playing up to their payroll.
After a humiliating home loss to the Flyers, this weekend will go a long way in telling the Maple Leafs' future.
After their 0-5-1 road trip, the Capitals could turn the MCI Center into a house of horrors.
Most teams manage to absorb injuries to key veterans. But the Blackhawks aren't most teams.
A rookie goalie at one end of the bench and his boss at the other is no problem for Eddie Olczyk.
Forget the looming possibility of a work stoppage, there is hockey to be played. Here's what to watch.