For years it's been assumed that games in the regular season and playoffs will be officiated differently. Scott Burnside asks, is that hurting game?
E.J. Hradek's weekly mailbag looks at the following topics: Dan Bylsma as a potential U.S. coach for the 2014 Olympics; the Canucks as a Cup contender; the likely sites of Winter Classic '12 (Philly, Denver, D.C.); and Jonas Hiller as an All-Star.
Here are 12 thoughts courtesy of the NHL playoffs.