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16hCraig Custance

Custance: Connor McDavid trying to avoid the spotlight

Expectations are through the roof for Connor McDavid, but the Oilers want to protect the rookie who refuses to separate himself from his teammates.

Remember when you were a rookie? (2:24)
Which NHL team will be better than everyone thinks? (1:05)
9hDarren Rovell

NY Atty. General questions DraftKings, FanDuel

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an inquiry into DraftKings and FanDuel to look into possible advantages daily fantasy employees might have gained by exploiting data.

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20hPaul 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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Waivers list for Oct. 6, 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: 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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16hCraig Custance

Ranking all 30 NHL teams by their defense

Which NHL teams have the best group of defensemen? Craig Custance ranks all 30, based on skill and salary charges.

Early Hart Trophy predictions (1:33)
Illustration by Max Hopmans
2dNeil 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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5dPaul 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.

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3dVictoria Matiash

Fantasy Hockey: Familiar faces in new places

What should fantasy owners expect from high-profile players who have switched teams this season? Victoria Matiash breaks down 12 from the Eastern Conference.

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6dPierre LeBrun

2015-16 season preview: San Jose Sharks

A rocky season and a failure to make the playoffs for the first time in a decade have led to comprehensive changes for the San Jose Sharks. Here's what you need to know about them for 2015-16.

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6dPierre LeBrun

2015-16 season preview: Anaheim Ducks

A season after again falling just short of the Stanley Cup finals, the Anaheim Ducks are on a mission. Here's what you need to know about the Ducks going into the 2015-16 season.

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6dCraig Custance

2015-16 season preview: Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are coming off one of the most important offseasons in their history. But is it enough to get them into the playoffs? Here's what you need to know about them for 2015-16.

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7dScott Powers

2015-16 season preview: Dallas Stars

An offseason of additions to an offensive core has folks excited about the possibilities the Dallas Stars. Here's what you need to know about the Stars going into the 2015-16 season.

Penguins' 'Slap Shot' parody (1:24)
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7dScott Powers

2015-16 season preview: Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are built to take that next step in the playoffs. But are they capable? Here's what you need to know about the Minnesota Wild going into the 2015-16 season.

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7dScott Powers

2015-16 season preview: St. Louis Blues

Another great season followed by playoff disappointment isn't going to cut it this time for the St. Louis Blues. Here's what you need to know about the Blues going into the 2015-16 season.

Hedman hungry to get back on ice (1:31)


Which NHL team will be a sleeper?

John Buccigross joined Scott Van Pelt and said the Blue Jackets will be a team to look at this season: "I think they're a 100-point team."


Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown

Carlos Gomez just hit a home run off the DraftKings sign. Nobody saw that one coming, with the exception of every FanDuel employee somehow.