First overall, home ice, the playoffs and the top pick in the draft. A lot's on the line during the season's final days.
This time, the NHL's annual trade deadline included house cleaners, wheel spinners and casual bystanders.
With a substantial division lead, Tampa Bay is aiming beyond the Southeast Division and at the East's elite.
Will the Wings keep Curtis Joseph? Will the Leafs finish first? What the second half holds for all 30 teams.
Larry Pleau and Don Waddell were named to head the management of Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey.
For a sign of teams preparing for the future, look no further than the Chicago Blackhawks.