In order to help you get up to speed before the first faceoff on what's new, we've got the ABCs of the biggest storylines you need to know about this season.
- Sharks LW Torres gets longest suspension for hit
- Canadiens F Kassian enters rehab after accident
- Coyotes send 3rd overall pick Strome to minors
- Flyers waive MacDonald as teams shape rosters
- Ex-Canadiens defenseman Weaver retires at 37
- Devils sign goaltender Appleby to 3-year deal
- Ranking all 30 NHL teams by their defense