The Washington Capitals took it on the chin again this postseason. Timo Seppa looks back at the playoff results since 1996, and when compared to regular-season finishes, this season's finish ranks among the most surprising sweeps since 1996.
Alvin Chang examines the draft strategies of the Washington Capitals and Edmonton Oilers. Whereas the Oilers have played it safe with their first-round picks, the Capitals' willingness to take high-risk, high-reward prospects has paid off.
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.
It's a heck of a day as E.J. Hradek previews the Thursday games, where the Devils will try to stave off elimination, and hands out his three stars for Wednesday night. Who's No. 1? Could it be ... Satan?
With the No. 1 pick being decided in Tuesday night's NHL lottery, Gare Joyce explores which teams may pass on projected best-player-available Taylor Hall. Plus, should scouts stay home or go to the U-18 World's in Minsk?