The Thursday-night schedule is stacked with great season-opening games. From the Avalanche and Wild resuming their Central Division rivalry to the season debuts of new coaches Barry Trotz and Mike Johnston in separate games, it should be a great night.
Rich Peverley has yet to be cleared by doctors to resume skating following heart surgery late last season. He has been cleared to work out and will continue to be monitored according to Stars GM Jim Nill.
There are going to be a lot of new faces in new places as there is every year in the NHL. Here's a look at the new acquisitions, big and small, that could be particularly interesting to watch when training camps start.