A year ago, Ryan Kesler decided a failing hip would not stand in the way of Tuesday's milestone. He spent $60,000 on a state-of-the-art facility at his home to recover — and the investment has paid off.
For three days, SI has hunkered down in the Lightning’s bullpen with coach Jon Cooper and his assistants, attending prescout meetings and strategy sessions, seeing how the league's top team aims to bring order to a chaotic game.
He doesn't believe in diets and thinks dressing conservatively is lame. He can score with any random stick and dazzles with his impromptu passes. There's nothing boring about Evgeny Kuznetsov, the NHL's most creative star.