Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
Negotiations between hockey owners and players are going so well that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he's "pleased with the process" -- even if he has been left outside the latest rounds of discussions.
The Playoff Power Meter returns to evaluate the NHL's teams based on how closely they match up with past Stanley Cup winners. Among this week's findings, the Stars seem set for a fall, while the Penguins remain scary good.
The NHL announced Tuesday the remaining 36 players and 12 rookies chosen by the league's hockey operations department to take part in this month's All-Star festivities that include the traditional game and skills competitions