Alain Vigneault made the defensible decision to start Roberto Luongo immediately after Game 6, but the spotlight will be glued to the goalie in Game 7. Will Luongo alter his legacy or endure the same scrutiny that plagues NBA star LeBron James?
A week after profiling Tyler Seguin for the NHL draft blog, ESPN The Magazine scribe Lindsay Berra turns to Taylor Hall, another likely top-two pick -- with an uncanny skill for visualization and comparisons to Pavel Bure and Sidney Crosby.
Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and Cam Fowler are the big names associated with the 2010 NHL draft, but keep an eye on Jeff Skinner (ranked No. 34 by Central Scouting). He's going to go a lot higher -- and be a lot more productive -- than his slotting.
Austin Watson was buried behind top prospects Taylor Hall and Cam Fowler in Windsor, but after a trade to Peterborough, Watson's point production more than doubled. And that's just part of his complete package.
The Colorado Avalanche have surged to the top of the NHL thanks to FA acquisition Craig Anderson's unflinching play when undersiege by enemy snipers. He's faced more shots than any goalie this season, but, oddly enough, he likes it that way.
A year older and a year wiser, Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty and Zach Bogosian offer this year's class of rookies some advice to this year's top 4 NHL draft picks on acclimating to the NHL before one's 20th birthday.