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2011-2012 season preview

  1. 2011-2012 season preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

    After acquiring Mike Richards and Simon Gagne (and re-signing Drew Doughty), some say this could be the best Kings team in franchise history. But will that be enough to win the Pacific and make a deep run into the playoffs this season?

  2. 2011-2012 season preview: Anaheim Ducks

    Oct 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry, Saku Koivu

    Will the Ducks be able to ride their fantastic finish last season to yet another playoff appearance this season. Never underestimate the power of an elite scoring line and great goaltending.

  3. 2011-2012 season preview: Phoenix Coyotes

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    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?

  4. 2011-2012 season preview: San Jose Sharks

    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    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.

  5. Find all of PHT’s 2011-2012 season previews here

    Oct 3, 2011, 6:32 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    If you missed out on any of our team previews for the upcoming season, fear not, we got your hookup.

  6. 2011-2012 season preview: Dallas Stars

    Oct 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes

    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.

  7. 2011-2012 season preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

    Oct 3, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

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    Jeff Carter

    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.

  8. 2011-2012 season preview: Detroit Red Wings

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Seven

    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?

  9. 2011-12 season preview: Winnipeg Jets

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

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    Hurricanes Jets Hockey

    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.

  10. 2011-12 season preview: Washington Capitals

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    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.

  11. 2011-12 season preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

    Oct 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos

    Can the Lightning match – or even improve upon – their impressive work from the 2010-11 season and playoffs? PHT takes a look in their season preview.

  12. 2011-2012 season preview: Nashville Predators

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    Pekka Rinne

    Sooner or later, people are going to start realizing that the Nashville Predators are a perennial playoff team. With strong coaching, defense, and goaltending, they should be in the mix for the playoffs yet again.

  13. 2011-2012 season preview: St. Louis Blues

    Oct 3, 2011, 1:00 AM EST

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v St. Louis Blues

    The Blues were expected to be a playoff team last year, but injuries and inconsistency derailed the team midway through the season. Will the veteran leadership of Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott help the team right the ship?

  14. 2011-2012 season preview: Chicago Blackhawks

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:25 AM EST

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    toewsdeerinheadlights

    Will the Chicago Blackhawks be able to shake off the Stanley Cup hangover from last season and regain their focus for 82 games? If they can, the league better watch out– they still have enough talent to win it all.

  15. 2011-12 season preview: Florida Panthers

    Oct 2, 2011, 9:54 PM EST

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    Florida Panthers v Dallas Stars

    Will the Panthers’ extreme makeover work out in 2011-12? Check out PHT’s season preview to find out.

  16. 2011-12 season preview: Carolina Hurricanes

    Oct 2, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

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    The Hurricanes ended their last season with a crushing loss to the Lightning. Can they avoid missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year in 2011-12?

  17. 2011-12 season preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    James Reimer, Mikhail Grabovski, Phil Kessel

    Can the Maple Leafs finally break their post-lockout playoff curse? PHT takes a look at what could be a toss-up 2011-12 season for Toronto.

  18. 2011-12 season preview: Ottawa Senators

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Paul MacLean

    The Senators might have a chance to be scrappy during the 2011-12 season, but they might be better off hitting the lottery for another year.

  19. 2011-12 season preview: Montreal Canadiens

    Oct 1, 2011, 12:30 AM EST

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    Henrik Lunqvist; Travis Moen; Roman Hamrlik;

    The Canadiens’ 2011-12 season rests on the young shoulders of Carey Price and P.K. Subban.

  20. 2011-12 season preview: Buffalo Sabres

    Sep 30, 2011, 9:10 PM EST

    Ville Leino, Jiri Tlusty

    The Sabres made three splashy moves during the 2011 off-season, but will they match all that style with on-ice substance? PHT previews their 2011-12 campaign.

  21. 2011-2012 season preview: Vancouver Canucks

    Sep 30, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Roberto Luongo

    The Vancouver Canucks came so close to winning it all last season. Trying to get back there again this year is not going to be easy but they’re prepared.

  22. 2011-2012 season preview: Boston Bruins

    Sep 30, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Zdeno Chara

    Can the Bruins make it back-to-back championships? PHT previews their 2011-12 season.

  23. 2011-2012 season preview: Minnesota Wild

    Sep 30, 2011, 5:13 PM EST

    Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley

    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.

  24. 2011-2012 season preview: Edmonton Oilers

    Sep 30, 2011, 1:34 PM EST

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    Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    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.

  25. 2011-2012 season preview: Colorado Avalanche

    Sep 30, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

    Matt Duchene

    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…

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