Mike Modano's journey to the Hockey Hall of Fame took an unexpected detour through Dallas, where he built a hockey base, changed his game, won a Cup and showed he's as good a person as he was a player, writes Scott Burnside.
Adam Oates' playmaking ability has drawn comparisons to the best players in the game. Now his skill is being recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame, writes Scott Burnside.
The odds have always been against Dan Bylsma (how many raised their eyebrows when he took over as Penguins coach?). But his uncharacteristic journey is the secret to his success.
When it's Scotty Bowman's turn with the Stanley Cup, it's more of a trip back home for the silver chalice, writes Scott Burnside.
The Blackhawks have added toughness to try to put their dark days behind them.