Grant Sonier evaluates the five best draft classes for individual teams since 2002, noting that while Sidney Crosby may be the game's best player, the Pens' 2005 haul wasn't quite deep enough to snag the No. 1 spot.
A slight frame may make Kitchener D Ryan Murphy a gamble in the eyes of some NHL scouts and GMs, but, as Alvin Chang writes, spending a draft pick on an elusive offensive defensemen is a risky proposition no matter what.
Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler will serve as alternate captains under Eric Staal, while forwards Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis will assist Nicklas Lidstrom.
The NHL announced Tuesday the remaining 36 players and 12 rookies chosen by the league's hockey operations department to take part in this month's All-Star festivities that include the traditional game and skills competitions