As necessity for their services has diminished, players whose primary role is to fight are finding themselves pushed out of the league.
Diverting organizational attention to hockey analytics has become the newest hot trend in professional hockey.
McDavid and Eichel are undoubtedly the top two prospects in the 2015 draft and pits Canadian Junior hockey against U.S. collegiate hockey.
Montreal was unable to reach an agreement on a contract with defenseman PK Subban.
Given the events of the previous week, it would appear that avoiding arbitration has become the new trend in the NHL.
Jim Nill took over as General Manager of the Stars in April 2013 and has wasted no time in putting together a competitive roster.
With much of their roster returning next year and having won two of the last three Stanley Cups, the Los Angeles Kings are built to last.
The National Hockey League Finals feature the New York Rangers, the Los Angeles Kings, and no villains to root against.
Both clubs have finished at or near the top of their respective divisions for several consecutive seasons, yet each team has fallen short of the expectations.
The Sharks, as they are currently and have been constructed, are simply incapable of playing championship hockey.