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5hPierre LeBrun

Sabres get early look at Jack Eichel's impact

Once his nerves settled, Sabres rookie Jack Eichel showed why he is considered a generational talent, scoring his first NHL goal in his first NHL game.

Parise's hat trick rallies Wild past Avalanche (1:16)

Hockey Today: 2015-2016 Season Preview

Scott Burnside returns to discuss the start of the 2015-16 NHL season and is joined by Craig Custance, Joe McDonald, Scott Powers and Pierre LeBrun.

Crosby: McDavid can handle high expectations (1:42)
Inside The NHL: The season is open, drop the pucks! (8:47)
SVP: One big thing (2:00)
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1dPierre LeBrun

P.K. Subban 'good' after injury scare

P.K. Subban gave the Canadiens a scare when he crashed into the boards in the first period after a dangerous push from behind.

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2dScott Burnside

Burnside: This is a season for the ages

This game-changing season gets off to a roaring start Wednesday night, with two big-name rookies joining a league readying for expansion, eyeing the World Cup and debuting exciting rule changes.

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Experts' predictions for the 2015-16 NHL season

Which player is going to come away with the big trophy haul this season? Is your team going to win the Stanley Cup? Our experts weigh in with their predictions.

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Grantland: Ready to overreact

The coming NHL season is chock-full of storylines, so why not start overreacting to seven of them -- like Dustin Byfuglien maybe looking to leave Winnipeg -- on opening night?

Which NHL team will be better than everyone thinks? (1:05)
This Is SportsCenter: National Anthem (0:29)
Remember when you were a rookie? (2:24)
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3dPaul Grant

NHL ABCs - 26 lines about 30 teams

To help you get up to speed on what's new before the first faceoff, we've got the ABCs of the biggest storylines you need to know about this season.

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Grantland: Your NHL awards odds

The NHL is flirting heavily with Las Vegas, so what better time to offer some awards predictions based, of course, on the Vegas odds for the favorites, longshots and others.

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17hCraig Custance

Fabbri leading next wave of Blues talent

The Blues' secret to success this season could be getting a young wave of talent to produce, led by Robby Fabbri. Craig Custance explores.

Early Hart Trophy predictions (1:33)
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4dNeil Paine and Matt Coller

NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.


Corey Pronman @coreypronman

PIT will have to make a CHL/NHL decision on Sprong within a few weeks but CAR and COL have AHL options with Rantanen and Hanifin.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Other than McEichel, other 2015s ice times had Rantanen/Sprong under 10 minutes. Hanifin at 18, but Wisniewski was hurt in 1st so got a bump

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Interesting usage note for NSH was Weber at 23 min, Josi at 22, and 3rd among their D was Seth Jones at 21, who also had two points.