The league is dead. That much we know. But it all happened so fast that questions remain as to the official cause of death. The word was that the league was hemorrhaging money – even after winning the lottery by expanding to China – but at least one financial statement raises doubts. Cue the postmortemAll-Access +
From junior through to the NHL, Mark Giordano has always slipped under the radar. Now 35, and having the best season of his career, he’s finally get his long-overdue recognition. And the Flames have a spot waiting just outside the dressing room for their first Norris Trophy winner.All-Access +
Star center? Check. Deadly wingmen? Check. Solid ‘D’? Check. Elite Russian goalie? Check. But there’s one key difference: this year’s edition is expected to win. Do the Bolts have the spark within to bring the city its first Cup in 15 years?