Sep 29, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT
The young Avalanche will need to survive a tough, Eastern Conference road trip to start the season. If not, the season could be over before it begins.
Sep 29, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT
Planes, trains, and automobiles would have been a step up for the Devils during their short trip to Philadelphia. How about buses and walking shoes?
Sep 29, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT
The Flames will travel a ton of miles this season–so they better take advantage of a long homestand at the beginning of the season. Otherwise, it could be an uphill hill battle for the rest of the year.
Sep 29, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT
Sidney Crosby will join the Penguins as they travel to Western Canada to start the regular season. Just don’t expect to see him on the ice once the games start…
Sep 29, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT
If the Minnesota Wild and successful navigate their way through November and December, they could ride a strong finish to a playoff berth.
Sep 29, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT
Punishments are handed down for everything from headshots to boarding to instigating a fight. Is it time that trash talk that crosses the link should start to be punished as well? One coach thinks so…
Sep 29, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT
With injuries to Viktor Stalberg and Ben Smith in Chicago, it’s the chance of a lifetime for 2011 second round pick Brandon Saad.
Sep 29, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT
Is the Ontario banana-tosser a racist or just playing really, really dumb? You make the call.
Sep 29, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT
Nazem Kadri will miss 2-4 weeks of action which means one prospect will give way to another prospect when the Leafs start the year.
Sep 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
It could be a rough start for the Blues and it could be a rough finish for the Blues. It’s the work they can do mid-season that will determine their playoff fate.
Sep 29, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT
If you thought the Penguins were good already, just wait until you see them with their two best players back on the ice.
Sep 29, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT
The news isn’t so hot for Chicago’s Ben Smith who is “day to day” with a concussion while Detroit’s Brendan Smith gets to meet with Brendan Shanahan face-to-face.
Sep 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
As far as Western Conference teams go, the Nashville Predators have one of the most manageable schedules around. Now they’ll have to prove that they can take care of business.
Sep 29, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT
With Scott Clemmensen out to start the season in Florida, the Panthers backup goalie job came down to Jacob Markstrom and Tyler Plante. and the winner is…
Sep 29, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT
Jason Chimera’s speed and defensive tenacity are his strengths and that makes him worth $3.5 million to the Caps for two more years. Wait, what?
Sep 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
Look for the Detroit Red Wings to get off to a quick start over the course of the first two months of the season. They better, because there are a few tough stretches later in the season that could cause stress in the Motor City.
Sep 29, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT
If you were wondering if Chris Pronger would be ready to start the season or not, we hope you bet your money on him being good to go.
Sep 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
The Jackets have a few tough stretches in the middle of the season, but if they can keep their head above water, their schedule will give them an opportunity to finish strong.
Sep 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
Your favorite team is going to be sporting a new look once the regular season starts. As if the numbers on the back (and shoulders) of each jersey and on the back of helmets weren’t enough, players will be featuring numbers on the front of their helmets this season. Really.
Sep 29, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Two long stretches away from home and a new year filled with games at the United Center could have the Blackhawks looking like a schizophrenic team for the first half of the season…
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