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.
A chic preseason pick to take home the Stanley Cup last season, the Senators were instead one of the NHL's biggest disappointments. Expectations will be dialed back in 2014-15, but blueliner Erik Karlsson should nonetheless remain a fantasy stud.
Semyon Varlamov is facing heavy accusations in Colorado, and Ray Emery used Braden Holtby's head as a punching bag Friday. It was a strange week for goaltenders. Janet Eagleson tries to make sense of the madness.