Canada is thinking about the larger ice surface as it picks its team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The National Hockey League is riding high and as Craig Custance writes, planning extends from outdoor games to Champions League to the sale of the Coyotes.
The Olympic ending could not have been better for the NHL, with the U.S. and Canada in the final and Crosby's Stanley Cup champion Penguins playing U.S. goalie Ryan Miller's Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, when most teams are back in action.
Sweden shut out defending champion Czech Republic 4-0 Sunday to win hockey's world championship, becoming the first country to win that title and Olympic gold in the same year.
Not everything about the Olympics turned out sunshine and roses for the NHL players, writes Barry Melrose.
There are plenty of subplots to follow among the eight teams in the World Cup of Hockey.
ESPN.com users sound off on the Power Rankings of Oct. 22.