One thing was made very clear after Tuesday's Game 2 of the West finals: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Dustin Byfuglien are the best line in the playoffs right now.
So much for the theory NHL Olympians would be too tired for the postseason. The West finals feature 14 players who made the Vancouver trip, with countrymen now enemies.
Scott Burnside writes that the Western Conference finals could simply come down to the battle between defensemen Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer.
Why the 2002 Winter Games will pale in comparison to the Western Conference finals.