EASTERN INQUISITION
At this time of the year, optimism reigns supreme. All 30 teams believe this is THEIR year. However, even the top Stanley Cup contenders have issues. We look at the primary concern/question facing each squad heading into the regular season, starting with the Eastern Conference.

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RISK OR REWARD?
Every professional sport has 'boom-or-bust' players: those who can be superstars in the right situation (or frame of mind), but who can also be an anchor to a team when things aren't going their way. We look at the NHLers with high risk, high reward quotients

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THE BUBBLE BOYS
NHL teams will only carry 21-23 players on their opening-night rosters, so difficult decisions will be made. We look at some of the more intriguing players around the NHL whose roster spots are not assured with one more week of preseason action to go.

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WANTED: CENTER REINFORCEMENTS!
Holding the fort at center? Marleau for a pair of prospects? And, which of two lesser-known defensive prospects? Have fantasy hockey questions but dont know where to turn? Don't hesitate, ask us!

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BELOW-THE-RADAR BENEFITS
Some of the transactions that occurred in the off-season didn't garner significant attention, but perhaps they should have. We look at 10 below-the-radar transactions that should be watched closely, especially with regards to who stands to benefit the most in each case

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Scores & Schedule
MTL @ TOR
7:00 PM ET
PHI @ BOS
7:30 PM ET
VAN @ CGY
10:00 PM ET
SJ @ LA
10:00 PM ET
More News League News
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Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane produced at a point per game rate last season. 10/01/2014 7:24 PM
Blackhawks center Brad Richards should be a good fit in Chicago. 10/01/2014 7:22 PM
Chicago left wing Patrick Sharp will look to build off a career-best year. 10/01/2014 7:20 PM
Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa continues to be a force. 10/01/2014 7:17 PM
LEAGUE LEADERS
Goals

Alex Ovechkin Wsh - 51
Corey Perry Ana - 43
Joe Pavelski SJ - 41
Phil Kessel Tor - 37
Assists

Sidney Crosby Pit - 68
Joe Thornton SJ - 65
Claude Giroux Phi - 58
Ryan Getzlaf Ana - 56
Points

Sidney Crosby Pit - 104
Ryan Getzlaf Ana - 87
Claude Giroux Phi - 86
Tyler Seguin Dal - 84
Corey Perry Ana - 82
Wins

Antti Niemi SJ - 39
Ben Bishop TB - 37
Tuukka Rask Bos - 36
GAA

Josh Harding Min - 1.65
Brian Elliott StL - 1.96
Cory Schneider NJ - 1.97
Tuukka Rask Bos - 2.04
Jonathan Quick LA - 2.07
Sv%

Josh Harding Min - .933
Tuukka Rask Bos - .930
Semyon Varlamov Col - .927
Carey Price Mtl - .927
Anton Khudobin Car - .926

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