The Blackhawks didn't make a splash in free agency, but strong core in place, they didn't have to. Are the pieces in place to return to the Stanley Cup Finals?
The Capitals and Penguins last met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2009. According to the Hockey News, it may not be long before they meet again in the postseason.
Once thought to be Olaf Kolzig's replacement, Cristobal Huet soon disappeared from the NHL.
The Wild hope that former Golden Gopher Thomas Vanek can fill a scoring void in Minnesota and help lead the Wild on a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
This season, the Caps are hoping Karl Alzner can give them more while playing less.