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21hPierre LeBrun

Brodeur learning from bottom up with Blues

Since retiring as a player, Martin Brodeur has begun soaking up as much as he can about how to run a hockey team, and Brodeur's willingness to pay his dues has impressed his boss in St. Louis.

Stamkos earns 500th point in win (0:50)
Eichel fires a laser (0:24)
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NHL's 3 stars: Abdelkader, Lindberg, Smith

Detroit's Justin Abdelkader, New York's Oscar Lindberg and Arizona's Mike Smith were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 11.

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Power Rankings: Shuffling the deck

Our first regular-season Power Rankings for 2015-16 are a wild diversion from the preseason rankings. So many changes in such a short amount of time!

Stamkos' free agency period will be huge (0:59)
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21hCraig Custance

Secret to the Sharks' early-season success

For a franchise known most for its struggles to win at the most important time of the year in spring, a couple of wins in October won't get people too excited in San Jose.

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.

Crosby: McDavid can handle high expectations (1:42)
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6dScott 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.

Remember when you were a rookie? (2:24)
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7dPaul 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.


Eichel fires simmering shot into net

Rookie Jack Eichel is already showing his skills. The Sabres forward scored his second goal of the season, and his NHL career, against the Blue Jackets.


Canucks beat Ducks in shootout

Alexandre Burrows scored the game-winning goal in the shootout as Vancouver beats Anaheim 2-1.


Flyers win after players-only meeting

After Saturday's 7-1 loss, the Flyers held a players-only meeting and it seems to have paid off. Michal Neuvirth recorded 31 saves in a 1-0 win over the Panthers on Monday.


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Strong start for Jets elite young teenager Nikolaj Ehlers. 16, 14, 16 minutes to start the season. 2 points and 13 shots on goal.

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With a light defense unit, Bylsma leaning on Rasmus Ristolainen. 23, 27 and 25 minutes for the young Finn in their opening three games.