On the Prowl: Week of 6/9

The Stanley Cup finals, expansion talk, the season in review, and the World Cup of Hockey.

It's almost over. After 8-plus months, an 82 game regular season, and the always-exciting NHL playoffs, we will see the Stanley Cup champions crowned within the next ten days, and possibly within the next three. The ending will be glorious for one team; brutal and disappointing for the other. Then, the bittersweet knowledge that the off-season, with all the roster juggling, player movement of draft day and free agency, will catch up to us and we will begin the long four month wait before the greatest league in the world starts play back up come fall of 2014.