Which NHL teams are set up for the most success in 2017-18 and beyond? According to our panel of experts, it's the Chicago Blackhawks. Check out the full list, and analysis of each team, in the Future Power Rankings.
As each team is eliminated from the NHL playoffs, ESPN Insider Craig Custance identifies the three pivotal steps the team must make this offseason in order to raise their chances of contending for the Stanley Cup next season.
Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green was scratched from Friday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings with an upper-body injury, which he suffered against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
ESPN Insider Craig Custance assesses the decisions that various teams must make this season on their impending UFAs, including Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Henrik Lundqvist, Dion Phaneuf and Marian Gaborik.
Two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas' time away from hockey could be nearing an end. According to an NHL source, Thomas' camp is in discussions with multiple teams about a possible contract or professional tryout in training camp.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?
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?