Craig Custance writes that a loaded 2013 draft class and the lockout-shortened season could affect teams' decision-making this season -- and that a big-market team has a better-than-usual chance of landing a game-changer in the draft.
ESPN Insider scouting guru Grant Sonier provides his audit of the Central Scouting Service's midterm prospect report, comparing CSS' rankings to his evaluations. Should Seth Jones be listed as the top prospect over Nathan MacKinnon?
With the 2012 Summer Games serving as a back drop, Craig Custance starts looking ahead to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, projecting what a possible American roster might look like given an influx of young talent.
Injuries, trades and late-season call-ups mean we could be hearing about some of the biggest names in the AHL before long. Corey Pronman takes a look at the top prospects in the A, starting with the Rangers' Tim Erixon.