In Gare Joyce's first 2011 NHL mock draft, D Adam Larsson takes the top spot, but the top 10 is dominated by forwards. Such is life in the higher-scoring NHL.
Sean Allen takes stock of the best, most surprising and most disappointing forwards of the first half of the season.
With arguably the biggest name on the summer hockey market being Ilya Kovalchuk, E.J. Hradek looks back at his draft class -- 2001 -- and revises Picks 1 to 30, as Derek Roy actually jumps 28 spots, from No. 32 to No. 4, along with other surprises.
E.J. Hradek takes a look at each of the first-round series, sniffing out key reasons that each series could be closer than it first may appear.