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Video: Jeremy Roenick previews the 2013-14 season

Sep 27, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

Patrick Kane AP

On Tuesday the 2013-14 season will kick off with a completely revamped divisional structure. The NHL realignment puts an emphasis on divisional rivalries because they will be in direct competition with each other for the majority of the playoff spots.

This season will also mark the move of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Detroit Red Wings to the Eastern Conference while the Winnipeg Jets will finally get to head to the Western Conference. A lot of discussion has been dedicated to the Red Wings’ shift in particular and it will be interesting to see if a team that had sustained success in the west can keep that going in the Atlantic Division.

Another big question going into the season is if the Chicago Blackhawks can repeat. They have brought back most of the guys that captured the Stanley Cup mere months ago, but even still, winning the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons is a daunting task, especially in the salary cap era.

While we wait for the season to start, NBCSN’s NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick has offered up his divisional previews, all of which you can watch below.

Atlantic Division:

Metropolitan Division:

Central Division:

Pacific Division:

  1. boardupthehouse - Sep 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Go away JR

  2. endusersolutions2013 - Sep 27, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Little bit of risk taking – picking the Sharks, Wings and Rangers to take their divisions.

  3. babykaby - Sep 28, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Out of all the people who have played in the NHL, why, oh why can’t they find someone, anyone we can all respect and actually enjoy listening to? The NHL just keeps throwing the same old people at us. These guys all repeat the same stuff over and over again. To hear the way some of these ex-players talk, they were the best guys on the ice, never had an off night, always made the right decisions. Give me a break JR, you really weren’t all that.

    • 2late2matter - Oct 1, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      So now the Red Wings will be moving to a supposed tougher division of competitive play.

      Once they learn from the new teams and establish their revised system they [DRWs] will again dominate the ice. People will complain that they are too good or that they are too old, as if the RW fans have never heard those claims before.

      Should prove to be a very good season in the realigned division structures.

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