The message delivered by the Minnesota Wild was numbingly familiar as rookie netminder Darcy Kuemper allowed five goals on 24 shots en route to a 5-1 loss to the league-leading St. Louis Blues, writes Scott Burnside.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Atlantic Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Bruins maintain their momentum after a tough Cup finals loss and several key departures? And will the Red Wings rise with new addition Daniel Alfredsson?
Daniel Alfredsson's kids should be happy. And so should be much of Ottawa and Sweden with the team the Senators captain put together in making his selections in the NHL All-Star draft on Thursday night.