Sidney Crosby is favored to win the league's MVP award and scoring title, while oddsmakers seem to love Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid and not just for the Calder Trophy.
The Los Angeles Kings were one of the league's biggest disappointments in 2014-15. They'll look to rebound and possibly even contend for another title in 2015-16.
Even after a down year in 2014-15, the Los Angeles Kings are going to be one of the toughest teams in the NHL this season.
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel will probably be great very early in their careers, but the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres probably won't be.
Even if his team hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 2009 Sidney Crosby is still the best player in hockey. But how much longer will he hold that title, and who will take it away from him?
Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. With the NHL already debating whether or not to send players to South Korea in 2018, will they show up when the Winter Games are in China?
The Dallas Stars might have a future star on the defense in John Klingberg.
These five players entering the final year of their contracts could be in line for a big pay day in the very near future.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price are headline the 2014-15 NHL All-Star selections.
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith wins the Conn Smythe Trophy, adding another piece of hardware to his already impressive trophy collection.

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