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?
Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
If the NHL season ever gets underway, unsigned restricted free agents like Jamie Benn and Michael Del Zotto will need to expedite negotiations on a new contract, which could be complicated by the new CBA.
Craig Custance checks in with New Jersey and writes that, after an 81-point season in 2010-11, the Devils are opening opportunity up to some emerging young talent. Plus, James Wisniewski's suspension and other notes from around the NHL.