Craig Custance writes that after a slow start to the season, the San Jose Sharks' 5-1 road trip proved that they are a different team, one built for postseason success. Plus, Sidney Crosby's return, NHL CBA negotiations and other NHL notes.
Once upon a time, Magic and Bird revived the NBA. Should we expect the same thing from Sidney Crosby in his first trip to the Cup finals? Asking the 20-year-old to save the NHL isn't exactly realistic.