Sep 30, 2011, 5:13 PM EST
The Wild got a bit better in the offseason finally injecting offense into their lineup. Is that enough of a change to get them back to the playoffs though? Ah ha, that’s the question.
Sep 30, 2011, 3:50 PM EST
Trent Hunter’s great training camp in Los Angeles earned him a one-year contract with the Kings.
Sep 30, 2011, 3:23 PM EST
Some thought it was wrong that Drew Doughty was going to make more than Anze Kopitar. Technically, that’s not the case at all.
Sep 30, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
By kicking off the season in Europe and playing the vast majority of games in February and March on the road, it’s no surprise that the Kings will travel more miles than any other team in the NHL this season.
Sep 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
The Ducks will have to survive a 7-game road trip early in the season and an 8-game trip in February if they want to have a shot at the playoffs.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:41 PM EST
Brendan Shanahan breaks down the reasons behind why Detroit’s Brendan Smith is sitting down for a total of eight games for hitting Chicago’s Ben Smith.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:34 PM EST
The Oilers were abysmal last season. Can things get better this year or are Oilers fans taking their lumps one more time while a very young team grows together? Yeah, you know how this is going.
Sep 30, 2011, 12:30 PM EST
2010-2011 record: 30-44-8, 68 points; 4th in Northwest, 14th in West Playoffs: Did not qualify After making the playoffs two seasons ago, everything went wrong for the Avalanche last season. With injuries and poor goaltending being the main culprits, the Avs hope good health shines through and that offseason moves will help move them out…
Sep 30, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
Steve Staios’ tryout with the New York Islanders must’ve gone pretty well as the team signed him to a one-year deal.
Sep 30, 2011, 11:23 AM EST
Brendan Shanahan’s iron fist has come down on Detroit’s Brendan Smith and he’s done for the rest of the preseason and five regular season games as well.
Sep 30, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
So many possibilities for the Calgary Flames this season. Can they avoid the season-killing slump to finally get back to the playoffs after two straight misses?
Sep 30, 2011, 10:10 AM EST
We don’t know what NHL realignment is going to look like, but Mike Ilitch apparently knows the Red Wings are going to the Eastern Conference because Gary Bettman promised.
Sep 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Long stretches away from Arizona combined with long stretches on home ice could equal one of the streakiest teams in the league this season.
Sep 30, 2011, 8:00 AM EST
Three separate stretches next season could prove to hurt the Dallas Stars’ playoff chances next season.
Sep 30, 2011, 3:43 AM EST
The first step was for all sides to reach a contract agreement. With that out of the way, the next step is for everyone to talk about reaching the contract agreement.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:30 AM EST
NHL teams better get to the Canucks quick, because once the calendar turns to March, they should be streaking towards the playoffs.
Sep 30, 2011, 1:02 AM EST
The Edmonton Oilers are faced with a schedule that will see them travel over 5,000 miles this season. We’ll go out on a limb and assume this probably isn’t how a young team wants to learn how to win.
Sep 29, 2011, 11:43 PM EST
The Los Angeles Kings and restricted agent Drew Doughty have finally come to terms on an 8-year, $56 million contract. And not a moment too soon.
Sep 29, 2011, 11:20 PM EST
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 EST
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?
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