Near Christmas time and the Hawks sit on top of the standings, a complete surprise to me. Crawford and now Darling have been great, Hossa's been playing and scoring like he was in his twenties but they are not the team of years past. NHL got the parity it wanted with the salary cap and now who wins on any given night is a crap shoot. The game is faster but is it better ? Seems like a good goalie is a higher priority these days. Dallas is tanking and Minnesota is rocking.