Roundtable: Best, worst deals in first wave of NHL free agency

Did the Leafs make the best deal in landing John Tavares? Which multiyear deal will the team or player regret? Where will Erik Karlsson land? – NHL

Roundtable: Can the Golden Knights win the Stanley Cup this season?

Given goalie Marc-Andre Fleury’s dominance and the Golden Knights’ relentless, physical play in front of him, our writers like Vegas’ chances to make a title run. – NHL

Roundtable: Which rookie will go on to have the best career?

Stellar young stars like New Jersey’s Nico Hischier and Boston’s Charlie McAvoy are lighting up the league — and the playoffs. Here’s who our writers predict will finish first in class. – NHL

Roundtable: How we’d fix NHL’s draft lottery system

Start keeping track once teams are mathematically eliminated? Restrict the lottery to the bottom eight finishers? Prohibit franchises from getting a top-three pick in consecutive seasons? Or leave it as is? Our experts have some draft lottery suggestions. – NHL