The rash of injuries to big-name players continued this week after the All-Star break.
The Blues' roster and coaching staff will likely undergo a major overhaul if the team doesn't pull out of its freefall.
St. Louis badly needs to beat Detroit to prove it belongs in the elite class of Western Conference contenders.
Mike Comrie has gone frrom a middle-of-the-pack Western Conference team to a Stanley Cup contender in the East.
For all the blame given to the Stars' defense, their highly touted forwards haven't done much to pick up the slack.
After losing its first two games by a combined score of 8-0, Buffalo has emerged as a playoff contender.
Failing to lock up superstar Todd Bertuzzi might have sent the Canucks back into mediocrity.
Adding Tuomo Ruutu makes the Blackhawks better, but the team is still far away from becoming a contender.
How the Red Wings fill their holes at center will determine whether they can be Stanley Cup contenders again.
Colorado needs to acquire a veteran who gives it a chance to remain contenders in the tough Western Conference
The Wild believe in each other and head coach Jacques Lemaire's system to create the look of a team of destiny.