As the Coyotes get set to host the Los Angeles Kings in their Western Conference finals opener Sunday night, Whitney has become an even more important player off the ice, Pierre LeBrun writes.
Scott Burnside looks at the coaches of the four conference finalists, how they got here and how they've earned their keep.
Can the Sabres survive any longer without Ryan Miller? Will Carolina and Columbus make the postseason? Scott Burnside wonders about these and other hot topics.