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Under Pressure 2013

  1. Under Pressure: Jonathan Huberdeau

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

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    Jonathan Huberdeau

    Last year’s Calder Trophy winner carries the weight of a franchise on his shoulders.

  2. Under Pressure: Valtteri Filppula

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    Filppula 2

    Was his 2011-12 campaign an outlier?

  3. Under Pressure: Bryan Bickell

    Sep 27, 2013, 8:36 AM EST

    Bryan Bickell #29 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at United Center on June 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1.
(June 21, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

    The Blackhawks are counting on him to be a key player.

  4. Under Pressure: Jonas Hiller

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:28 PM EST

    Jonas Hiller

    He’s battling for a new contract on a team that has plenty of options.

  5. Under Pressure: Evgeni Nabokov

    Sep 26, 2013, 3:28 PM EST

    Evgeni Nabokov

    The Islanders will need him to get back to the playoffs.

  6. Under Pressure: Brian Burke

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:37 AM EST

    Brian Burke

    There are certainly some similarities to the Maple Leafs’ situation when he took over.

  7. Under Pressure: Drew Doughty

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:49 PM EST

    DrewDoughty

    He’s seen his point production slip in four straight seasons.

  8. Under Pressure: Stephen Weiss

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    Stephen Weiss

    To whom much is given, much is expected.

  9. Under Pressure: Dave Nonis

    Sep 25, 2013, 8:38 AM EST

    Dave Nonis, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs speaks with the media during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.
(June 29, 2013 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)

    He’s put his mark on this team over the summer.

  10. Under Pressure: Marian Gaborik

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

    NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 4: Marian Gaborik #10 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates the puck in to the zone against Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on April 4, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Another big contract and perhaps the Blue Jackets’ playoff chances are at stake.

  11. Under Pressure: George McPhee

    Sep 24, 2013, 4:41 PM EST

    George McPhee

    The Caps haven’t been past the second round of the playoffs since 1997 — the same year he took over as GM.

  12. Under Pressure: Ryane Clowe

    Sep 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks v Phoenix Coyotes

    No, not to spell his first name normally.

  13. Under Pressure: Eugene Melnyk

    Sep 24, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

    Eugene Melnyk

    Does the Sens owner have deep enough pockets to keep his team competitive?

  14. Under Pressure: Marc-Andre Fleury

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:33 AM EST

    PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 19: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a drink during the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on January 19, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    What will he be like this spring?

  15. Under Pressure: Mikko Koivu

    Sep 23, 2013, 4:19 PM EST

    Mikko Koivu

    Promises to be a crucial season for the Minnesota captain.

  16. Under Pressure: Roberto Luongo

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

    Roberto Luongo

    He’s the man again in Vancouver.

  17. Under Pressure: Dallas Eakins

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:33 PM EST

    2013 NHL Draft

    Coming into a hockey-mad market.

  18. Under Pressure: Jaroslav Halak

    Sep 20, 2013, 4:21 PM EST

    St. Louis Blues v Phoenix Coyotes

    It’s his net this year in St. Louis.

  19. Under Pressure: Tyler Myers

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:05 PM EST

    Tyler Myers

    “A lot of things went on last year that got in my head.”

  20. Under Pressure: Carey Price

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    anxiouspricegetty

    Had a tough end to last season.

  21. Under Pressure: Carolina’s blue line

    Sep 19, 2013, 3:08 PM EST

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    HurricanesDefense

    Beleaguered unit struggled last season, allowing the second-most goals in the league.

  22. Under Pressure: Coyotes fans

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:48 AM EST

    Nashville Predators v Phoenix Coyotes - Game One

    Will new ownership result in better support?

  23. Under Pressure: Loui Eriksson

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:32 PM EST

    wideopenerikssongetty

    Don’t expect him to throw more hits than Tyler Seguin.

  24. Under Pressure: Paul Holmgren

    Sep 18, 2013, 2:40 PM EST

    Paul Holmgren

    The Flyers GM swung for the fences this offseason.

  25. Under Pressure: Claude Noel

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:57 PM EST

    Claude Noel

    The Jets’ head coach probably needs to make the playoffs to keep his job.

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