Almost every playoff pairing features a good rivalry that will only get stronger after the puck is dropped.
Drastic rules changes are needed to bring excitement back and increase scoring.
The flashy Red Wings are prepared to shift gears in their pursuit of a fourth Stanley Cup in eight years.
Players looking for offers around the NHL will find increasing competition among their union brothers this summer.
Expected labor unrest after next season has most teams skittish about adding payroll.
In what figures to be a busy week of player movement some of the biggest deals revolve around goaltending.
With the biggest spenders losing early and a labor dispute around the corner, NHL teams may alter their approach.