In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that the Blackhawks' success and the Sabres' struggles reveal a fundamental truth about the NHL: Puck possession is nine-tenths of the battle.
Craig Custance writes that Seattle has emerged as the leading candidate for NHL relocation (or expansion). He also takes his weekly dive into the mailbag, answering questions on the Islanders' future and the ideal destination for Rick Nash.
After a slow start, star D-man Drew Doughty claims he's recently found his sweet spot on the ice. Also, with Darryl Sutter on his way to L.A., Doughty wonders if intense coaching scrutiny is what the Kings need right now.
The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that top defenseman Chris Pronger is out for the season. After chatting with Paul Holmgren about the topic, Craig Custance presents four possible options the Flyers could pursue to fill the void.
Tom Awad of Puck Prospectus comes through with his weekly (every Monday) Player Power Rankings. A goalie topped this list last week -- but another goalie tops it now. Meanwhile, Steven Stamkos has shot all the way up to No.2.
Lindsay Berra in the April 19, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine writes about the crop of NHL captains -- how leadership is asserted, maintained, and what it means for the postseason ice grind known as the Stanley Cup playoffs.