Post-mortems on the Capitals, Conference Final predictions, what the Maple Leafs can learn from the playoffs, five defensemen they should be watching, and more.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL/THE HOCKEY WRITERS/RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS/PUCKHEAD’S THOUGHTS: Post-mortems, autopsies and eulogies for the 2011-12 Washington Capitals, who were eliminated from the 2012 post-season by the NY Rangers.
THE LEAFS NATION/THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Matt Stephen on what the Toronto Maple Leafs can learn from the 2012 playoffs, while Lukas Hardonk lists five defensemen they should keep an eye on in the off-season.
DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley explains why good defense and goaltending doesn’t equal boring hockey.
CANES COUNTRY: Speculation over which current Hurricanes might be gone over the summer.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier salutes hockey trailblazers.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Remembering Derek Boogaard on the anniversary of his death.