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  1. Look for the Detroit Red Wings to get off to a quick start this season

    Sep 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Six

    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.

  2. Looks like Chris Pronger will be ready to start the season after all, will play tonight

    Sep 29, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    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.

  3. Blue Jackets’ schedule gives them the opportunity to finish strong

    Sep 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Winnepeg Jets v Columbus BlueJackets

    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.

  4. Player numbers will be added to helmets to help identify NHLers

    Sep 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    nhllogo

    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.

  5. Blackhawks first half schedule could lead to schizophrenic tendencies

    Sep 29, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Corey Crawford, Jonathan Toews

    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…

  6. Coaches with different perspectives regarding the Smith on Smith hit

    Sep 29, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT

    Dave Bolland, Brendan Smith, Ben Smith

    Both Mike Babcock and Joel Quenneville saw Brendan Smith’s hit on Ben Smith. It was only one play, yet the two coaches have two different perspectives on what went down at the United Center.

  7. Kopitar scores three; preseason hat tricks count, right?

    Sep 29, 2011, 12:55 AM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v Los Angeles Kings

    The last time Anze Kopitar faced the Colorado Avalanche, he broke his ankle in the second period. On Wednesday night, he scored two goals en route to a preseason hat trick.

  8. Jonathan Huberdeau making it a tough decision for management in Florida

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    This was supposed to be an easy decision for the Panthers. Let Jonathan Huberdeau show what he could do in camp and then send him back to juniors to work on his overall strength and two-way game. Apparently, it’s not that easy…

  9. Shanahan calling: Red Wings’ Brendan Smith ejected after elbowing Chicago’s Ben Smith in head

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    Brendan Smith

    Suspension number eight coming up? More than likely as Detroit’s Brendan Smith took out Chicago’s Ben Smith with an elbow to the head.

  10. 2011-2012 season preview: Philadelphia Flyers

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    The Flyers could be Stanley Cup finalists… Or they could be in a fight to make the playoffs. Lots of things can go right or wrong in Philly but no matter what, it’ll be the soap opera everyone will watch.

  11. Schedule analysis: Breaking down what’s ahead for all 30 NHL teams

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    beauty

    Here is your one-stop source for all of the schedule analysis posts.

  12. Is Sean Avery headed to the AHL?

    Sep 28, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT

    Sean Avery

    Sean Avery has always walked the line between pest and troublemaker. But now is he walking the line between the NHL and a trip to the AHL?

  13. To break playoff curse, Maple Leafs must make best of an uneven schedule

    Sep 28, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    James Reimer

    For the Maple Leafs to break their playoff curse, the team will have to take advantage of long homestands and survive some substantial road swings.

  14. 2011-2012 season preview: New York Rangers

    Sep 28, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Henrik Lundqvist

    The Rangers head into the season looking for big things and they might be a bit closer than you think.

  15. Preseason Odds: Who do you think will win each division?

    Sep 28, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Divisional odds are out. What are your favorite teams’ chances to win their division this season?

  16. Mikhail Grabovski shakes off Chris Neil’s questionable hit

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Keith Aulie, Colby Armstrong, Joey Crabb

    Chris Neil delivered a controversial hit on Mikhail Grabovski that went without punishment, but the good news for Maple Leafs fans is that the underrated Russian scorer seems OK.

  17. 2011-2012 season preview: New York Islanders

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

    John Tavares

    Could this season be the one where the dawn of the days of the new Islanders becomes a reality? Things are definitely looking up on Long Island.

  18. Two brutal early stretches might doom Senators in 2011-12

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Daniel Alfredsson

    The deck already seemed stacked against the Senators from a talent perspective, but the schedule makers didn’t do them any favors with two brutal stretches early next season.

  19. Happy birthday, Tom Sestito: Flyers winger gets waived, four-game suspension

    Sep 28, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Tom Sestito’s 24th birthday will be one to forget: the Flyers put him on waivers while the NHL suspended him for the rest of the preseason and two regular season games.

  20. Montreal’s favorable schedule could give them a shot to win the Northeast Division

    Sep 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Carey Price

    The Canadiens could be a dark horse candidate to win the Northeast Division because of their reasonable schedule – even if they’ll travel more than their rivals.

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