With the NHL season almost halfway complete, we take a look at where teams stand now, compared to where they stood at this point last season. The Islanders are vastly improved, while the Avalanche continue to fall.
Evgeni Malkin is now leading the Pittsburgh attack with Sidney Crosby out with the mumps. Michael Clifford spotlights one of Malkin's new running mates, and why he's a good punt play in FanDuel tournaments.
After noticing an uncharacteristically low shooting percentage with Vancouver last season, the Bolts' Jason Garrison should be in line for a rebound in both season-long formats and in FanDuel play this week, especially with Victor Hedman out.
The Canucks were a mess last season under coach John Tortorella, who was unceremoniously fired after one year on the job. With a new coaching staff in place, can Henrik Sedin and company challenge for a playoff berth?