The NHL is raring to go for a full season. Here's a guide to what you need to know, including our playoff predictions!
Return to Glory
After a surprise appearance in the playoffs last season, the New York Islanders are looking to take the next step toward a Cup. Superstar-to-be John Tavares is just the guy to get them there.
On the Move Avalanche Warning
Realignment shakes things up Colorado is poised to bury the league
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