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.
ESPN Insider Grant Sonier reviews the biggest risers and fallers following the IIHF U-18 world championships, one of the biggest scouting events of the draft year.
Craig Custance writes that the NHL is looking to build upon the success of the Winter Classic by adding a big regular-season contest to Thanksgiving weekend.
E.J. Hradek recounts the history of Matt Cooke, and makes picks for Thursday.