NHL teams keep goalie wear and tear at top of mind
The speculation started even before the Nashville Predators lost in the Western Conference quarterfinals last season, that goaltender Pekka Rinne was working a bit too much during the regular season and he was going to be worn out for the games that matter most.
Canucks want to show last season was no fluke
Not expected to be a playoff team by many observers after one disastrous campaign under John Tortorella, Vancouver finished a surprising second in the Pacific Division in 2014-15 with 101 points before losing out in the first round to the Calgary Flames in a tight six-game series.
After getting a taste of the playoffs, the young Jets look for return trip
Bryan Little hasn't forgotten the sight and sound of the Winnipeg whiteout. The excitement the Jets created for their loud, white-clad fans when they made last season's NHL playoffs is fuelling the veteran forward and his teammates as they get set for another campaign.