Oct 3, 2011, 8:30 PM EST
People have vastly underestimated Phoenix over the last two seasons and the Coyotes have consistently exceeded expectations. But without Ilya Bryzgalov around and question marks in net, is this the season when the Coyotes fall from the playoff race?
Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST
Once again, the Sharks will battle among the league’s elite as they try to take the next step in their development. Back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference final have set the bar fairly high in the Bay Area; and they have a team that has the chance to fulfill the lofty expectations.
Oct 3, 2011, 6:32 PM EST
If you missed out on any of our team previews for the upcoming season, fear not, we got your hookup.
Oct 3, 2011, 6:07 PM EST
Marc Staal’s continued neck and post-concussion issues will keep him from joining the Rangers in Europe. Time to worry in Manhattan?
Oct 3, 2011, 5:51 PM EST
All right, you can make the Swiss pun for yourselves as the Rangers were dropped like a sack of Toblerones by EV Zug 8-4 in an exhibition in Switzerland.
Oct 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EST
The Stars were within a single win on the final day of the regular season from a spot in the playoffs last season. Will they be able to take the next step and secure a playoff berth next season? Don’t bet on it.
Oct 3, 2011, 4:50 PM EST
The job for Chicago’s backup goalie position was down to veteran Ray Emery and youngster Alexander Salak. In Chicago’s case this time, the veteran leads the way.
Oct 3, 2011, 4:25 PM EST
Alex Ovechkin is heading back to Russia after a death in the family putting his status for opening night in question.
Oct 3, 2011, 3:46 PM EST
One Seattle lawmaker has hatched a plan to get a new arena built in the city to help draw the NBA and NHL to town.
Oct 3, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
Newcomers Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski had Blue Jackets fans hoping for a playoff spot this season. But without a better effort from Steve Mason in net, none of the offseason moves will make a difference.
Oct 3, 2011, 2:46 PM EST
Ryan Malone isn’t going to be suspended for his hit on Chris Campoli and Brendan Shanahan will tell you why.
Oct 3, 2011, 2:26 PM EST
Fabian Brunnstrom spurned the Detroit Red Wings once to sign with Dallas. This time around he’s thankful to get a contract from them after having a solid tryout with the team.
Oct 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
Once again, the Wings have the talent to not only make the playoffs, but do some damage once they get there. With Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom around for yet another season, just how deep can the winged-wheel go this season?
Oct 3, 2011, 1:52 PM EST
Sidney Crosby starts the year on injured reserve for the Penguins, but it’s not long-term injured reserve. Fire up the speculation machine!
Oct 3, 2011, 1:17 PM EST
One top pick from the 2011 draft that we’re not going to see this year is Jonathan Huberdeau as Dale Tallon and Kevin Dineed are sending him back to junior hockey.
Oct 3, 2011, 12:20 PM EST
The Blackhawks made their latest round of cuts and Brandon Saad is sticking around.
Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
How will the Jets’ first year in Winnipeg since 1995 pan out? Check out this Dustin Byfuglien-sized 2011-12 season preview to find out.
Oct 3, 2011, 11:13 AM EST
Petr Sykora’s tryout with the Devils is going well enough for us to declare that he’s going to land a job with them.
Oct 3, 2011, 10:27 AM EST
Winnipeg Jets first round pick Mark Scheifele made such a good impression in training camp that the team signed him up for his three-year entry-level contract.
Oct 3, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Can the Capitals finally get over the hump in a pivotal 2011-12 season? It’s hard to say no after they added a legitimate top goalie in Tomas Vokoun.
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