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Inside The NHL: The season is open, drop the pucks!

The season is about to be in full swing, so Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside are here to assess the best offseason moves, pick their Eastern and Western Conference champions, and name their Stanley Cup picks for 2015-16.

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Waivers list for Oct. 8, 2015

As teams continue to cut down their rosters as the regular season begins, the following players were placed on waivers.


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.

SVP: One big thing (2:00)
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15hPierre 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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1dScott 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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Waivers list for Oct. 7, 2015

As teams continue to cut down their roster before the regular season, the following players were placed on waivers.

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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)
Crosby: McDavid can handle high expectations (1:42)
Remember when you were a rookie? (2:24)
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2dPaul 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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2hCraig 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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3dNeil 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.

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What's the verdict on 3-on-3 overtime?

Arguably the most exciting rule change this season is the move to a 3-on-3 overtime format for five minutes. So what do the players and goalies think of it?

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Tracker: Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel

Now that Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are both playing on the biggest hockey stage, follow the two rookie superstars as they look to live up to the hype and try to win the Calder Trophy.

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6dPaul Lukas

2015-16 Uni Watch NHL preview

The NHL hasn't switched to a new uniform supplier yet, but there are plenty of updates, throwbacks and alternate looks coming this season. Paul Lukas breaks it all down, team by team.


Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Taylor Hall on linemate Connor McDavid: "I think that he's in a position to succeed, and it's going to be fun to watch him grow."

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Connor McDavid: "When I woke up this morning I guess that's kind of when it hit me that I'll be playing in my first NHL game."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan wearing a Sabres jersey to Thursday's practice. Sabres holding their home opener tonight. Rex will be there.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Jets' Paul Maurice's advice to players for Gm 1: "Try to remember the game if they can when it’s over because it’s the only one they get.”

P.K. Subban @subbanator

Happy to see my friend Vincent today. He is a artificial heart survivor. Vincent has come a long way since we met four years ago. #subbanatrium

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Sign of the times in Dallas as Antti Niemi expected to get the start in Stars home opener versus Phil Kessel and the Pittsburgh Penguins.