How the NHL players' union responds to the owners' latest proposal will go a long way in determining if there is a lockout.
While negotiations between the NHL and its players resumed on Tuesday, players have begun making alternate plans in case of a lockout.
The Islanders' young stars need to step up if they hope to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
The Devils have lost Zach Parise, Alexei Ponikarovsky and two assistant coaches and Martin Brodeur is 40 years old. Is this their down year?
If there is an NHL lockout, Dynamo Moscow is prepared to offer Alex Ovechkin a contract. Should he go?