ESPN Insider Craig Custance dives into his mailbag for questions on crazy early-season trade ideas, NHL expansion and the San Jose Sharks as the Oregon Ducks of the NHL.
Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.
Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.
The underachieving Buffalo Sabres began retooling for the future by trading defenseman Jordan Leopold to the contending St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
Grant Sonier evaluates his top 10 performers from the World Junior Championships, some of whom have a chance to make another good impression as NHL training camps get under way.
Victoria Matiash provides her weekly defensemen rankings, and discusses the prospects of Leafs rookie Jake Gardiner.
ESPN Insider's Grant Sonier ranks the NHL prospects who are most likely to have an impact on their teams this season. Leading off is Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.