Hartnett: Next 5 Games Will Define The Devils' SeasonThe jury is still out on whether the Devils will contend for a playoff seed. Their depth will be tested against three loaded Pacific Division foes and the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
Hartnett: USA Wins Gold At WJC, Defeats Defending Champion SwedenTeam USA captured the Gold Medal at the World Junior Champions in Ufa, Russia by defeating defending champions Sweden 3-1.
Gallof: History Shows Islanders' Draft Philosophy Flies In Face Of Expert RankingsThe time has come for predictions for the NHL Draft. What will the Islanders do? When it comes to this franchise, conventional wisdom is often trumped by the system. Have no fear for I will explain it.