How NHL Players Will Change the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Expansion of the Stanley Cup playoffs is a hill to die upon. My last breath will be spent uttering the words “Play…in…round”. I’ve explained my philosophy and procedures before in this column, but I repeat: There are now 32 teams in the NHL. In the pre-Gary Bettman expansion period, 16 teams advanced from 21 to … Read more

10 Questions to Start NHL Training Camps

1. How will the “explosive pilots” deal with the first “Tortorella” camp? The Philadelphia Flyers will get their first look at life under coach John Tortorella at training camp, and they’re already reductive. Sean Couturier He’s coming out week to week with an upper body injury, which puts the 29-year-old center off a camp start … Read more