Which team sits at the head of the NHL class? Scott Burnside hands out his grades for all 30 teams.
A longtime backup the perfect tonic in Tampa Bay? Thus is the case for Antero Niittymaki, whose pristine play between the pipes has the Lightning on a tear.
On a day that saw no fewer than 18 defensemen trade uniforms, the 2006 trade deadline will be remembered for the depth and role players that were on the move and the superstars that stayed at home. And that's not such a bad thing.