Each of the 30 NHL clubs have a shot in the Sydney Crosby Sweepstakes. The Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins have the best shot.
Larry Robinson has already experienced the highs and lows as coach of the New Jersey Devils. That made him an easy, short-notice choice to replace the ailing Pat Burns.
The NHL is set to introduce a new drug-testing policy with stiff penalties for players who test positive for performance-enhancing substances
The Phoenix Coyotes expect a decision soon from Wayne Gretzky on whether he will coach the team in the upcoming season.
Now that the NHL appears to have gotten that pesky self-immolation phase out of its system, how does it go about picking up the pieces of its shattered national image and drag its scarred and battered face back onto television screens across America?
If it takes the advice of sports media analysts and experts, the league will go back to ESPN ASAP. Other options might include Spike TV, HDNet, or MSNBC.