The NHL draft is the single biggest key to building a winning team, and there is more that goes into that facet of the game than anyone realizes, writes Scott Burnside.
After it seemed destiny was on their side throughout these playoffs, the Blackhawks ran out of ways to win in overtime of Game 7, Jon Greenberg writes.
Sean Allen previews Week 1's fantasy hockey action, and has tips on how to manage your team for the first week of the season.
Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus assesses the under-23 core depth of every NHL team, and puts them into tiers based on his grades.
Craig Custance identifies the NHL's Top 10 forward groups, and a league talent evaluator weighs in with his thoughts on the list.
The Los Angeles Kings had an optional skate Monday but most of the players, including center Mike Richards, took the time to rest and recover in the midst of playing three games in four nights in two cities to open the Western Conference finals.
The Los Angeles Kings were without one of their key players for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night, as center Mike Richards was out with what the team termed an upper-body injury.