As part of ESPN.com's examination of the future of fighting in the NHL, Craig Custance and Frank Provenzano debate the impact, role and future of designated enforcers.
Why the NHL enforcer isn't pulling his punches
Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus assesses the under-23 core depth of every NHL team, and puts them into tiers based on his grades.
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 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 takes a look at every team in the Pacific Division and evaluates whether they are trending up, down or remaining neutral.
Craig Custance answers questions for his offseason mailbag, weighing in on Ilya Kovalchuk, the Blackhawks' health during the playoffs and possible moves for the Penguins.
Matt Cooke's hit on Adam McQuaid earned him a five-minute major and a game misconduct, but the hit wasn't much different from the one Brad Marchand put on James Neal, writes Scott Burnside
Flyers center Matt Read will miss six weeks because of torn rib cage muscles.
The Flyers re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday, and agreed with center Scott Laughton on an entry-level contract.
Forward Dustin Penner has agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Kings.
Ilya Bryzgalov had plenty of time this season to babble on about bears, the universe, the woods, and other arcane bits of knowledge.
New York Rangers rookie winger Carl Hagelin texted Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson and apologized for his second-period hit that knocked Alfredsson out of Saturday's Game 2.
Scott Hartnell had two goals, and Matt Read scored the shootout winner as the Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit and beat the Flames 5-4 on Saturday night.
Matt Cooke has proven with his actions that it is possible for players to change their approach to the game to make the game safer.
Sean Allen has the first-half awards for fantasy MVP, Mr. Consistency and Biggest Letdown, among other categories, and updates his latest forward rankings.