In ESPN The Magazine's One Day One Game Issue, Craig Custance writes that Sidney Crosby is healthy, back in MVP form and carrying his wounded team into the playoffs. But is the clock running out for The Kid and the Pens' Stanley Cup hopes?
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?
The main implication of Sidney Crosby's contract is clear: He'll be a well-paid member of the Penguins for a very long time. But what does it mean for the 2012 free agents set to hit the market Sunday and those in the years to come?
In this week's edition of the Friday mailbag, Craig Custance answers questions on when Columbus will become competitive, the issues ailing the Capitals and the upcoming contract negotiations between the Penguins and Sidney Crosby.