As the NHL looks to make tweaks to its overtime process, the AHL could be providing a glimpse of the future as the league has implemented new rules that will make OT seven minutes long and include 3-on-3 play for a portion.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford denied reports that Sidney Crosby is scheduled for surgery on his right wrist. That may still happen though as Crosby's right wrist is being treated with surgery an option. No final decision has been made.
With the success of the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks over the last five years, the NHL's balance of power has shifted westward. This year's free agent frenzy proved that this arms race is only heating up.