There have been many changes in the West so far this offseason, but how much will the conference outlook change? We project the 2009-10 season.
Terry Frei is a bit baffled by John Tavares' declining draft stock. Has the teenager received too much attention?
How much can teams "load up" in the salary-cap age? It all depends on the numbers, but clubs that stockpile veterans in their lineup are walking a fine line.
During the lockout, Gary Bettman talked about fighting to keep ticket prices affordable. But the recent spate of increases indicates the same old cash-grab approach is back, writes Terry Frei.
Jaromir Jagr has made up his mind and he chose Russia over the NHL. So, Terry Frei wonders, how much longer will it be before we know the fates of Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin?
This offseason, Joe Sakic will have a much more difficult time deciding whether to come back to the NHL. Whenever he does make a choice, it will be on his own terms.
Terry Frei is entrenched in Canada as he covers the last few days of the regular season and he was quickly reminded why there are just some things Canadians do better.
The hard salary cap is sending a hard message to some teams -- you might not be able to keep a big three together anymore. Just look at Tampa Bay's recent dismantling. So, are other GMs listening?
Wayne Gretzky and the Coyotes weren't expecting their game plan to evolve the way it has this season, but the reality is there -- their youngsters are playing and are a big part of the team's success.
The season is long and grueling. There isn't much time to escape. That's why a voyage to the hinterlands during exhibition season is refreshing.
Can Sidney Crosby start a Hart streak similar to that of Wayne Gretzky's eight straight trophies in the 1980s? It seems inconceivable, but Terry Frei believes the Penguins' star has a second win in the bag.
On the surface, one could compare David Beckham's arrival to Los Angeles to Wayne Gretzky's Hollywood debut in 1988. But Terry Frei says there are some big differences.
Paul Stastny isn't making a name for himself. He is simply adding on to the legacy started by his father, Peter.
We know about Mr. Malkin, but Terry Frei says Kings center Anze Kopitar is impressing many, and not just for his play on the ice.
Terry Frei is weary of making predictions -- so much can change between now and June! But, in the spirit of pucks, he takes a crack at it.
Terry Frei knows many aren't thrilled with the NHL's divisional schedule, but he has some ways to make the best of it.