In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that the Blackhawks' success and the Sabres' struggles reveal a fundamental truth about the NHL: Puck possession is nine-tenths of the battle.
Peter Keating looks at the draft in the four major sports to determine where you find the best value in each of them. For most sports, that's right at the top of the draft, but that's not the case in the NFL.
Aside from the mega guaranteed deals signed by only the top NFL rookies, most draftees, on average, are actually paid less than what they are worth to the team. Plus, why the NBA needs to model its draft after the NHL's.
There's no redeeming the NHL's regular-season overtime rules, especially the "bonus point" for OT losses (though we have ideas). But in springtime, hockey -- and the league's OT system -- makes sense again.