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2hJoe McDonald

Go inside Barclays Center for the Islanders' home opener

As the New York Islanders begin life in Brooklyn, take a look at their new home, the Barclays Center, before their home opener.

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Waivers list for Oct. 9, 2015

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

Inside The NHL: The season is open, drop the pucks! (8:47)

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.

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Corey Pronman

McDavid, Eichel lead NHL rookie rankings

Which rookies will contend for the Calder Trophy this season? Here's our first look at the race, including the top 10 and some honorable mentions to keep in mind.

Crosby: McDavid can handle high expectations (1:42)
SVP: One big thing (2:00)
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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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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

The Brandon Wheat Kings are just a nightmare to play right now for a WHL team. Averaging ~ 40 shots/gm, outshot Kootenay 22-4 in the first.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang: "I think the fans have a great new home. You can see the excitement."

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Based on 1 period of seeing Dylan Larkin & never seeing Auston Matthews, your 2018 Team USA centers: Eichel, Matthews, Larkin, Tyler Johnson

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Giveaway by Brassard. What a pass by Dubinsky to Atkinson who doesn't miss from there.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Heck of shift right there from Dylan Larkin who picks up his first career NHL point, assisting on another Abdelkader goal.