Lindsay Berra explains the New Jersey Devils' strategy in taking Zach Parise, a player they'd very much like to lock up for the long term, to arbitration.
E.J. Hradek's mailbag hits on a variety of topics: What's wrong with the Caps right now? Is Sidney Crosby truly a 'dirty player'? Are the Blackhawks going to miss the playoffs? Are the Stars going to be the surprise of May 2011?