The debate surrounding advanced stats is going to take a new turn this season as more NHL teams made high-profile hires to crunch advanced numbers internally. While the debate changes, however, the game itself may not.
The "dump and chase" style of hockey may be on its last legs as more players and coaches find value in controlled zone entries. Zach Parise recently added his name to the list of those ready to move on from the dump in.
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.
The over/unders for team point totals heading into the NHL's 2014-15 regular season are in. Not surprisingly, the Bruins and Blackhawks have the highest expected totals, while the Sabres have the lowest.
Scott Stevens will not be back on the bench for the Devils this season as an assistant coach after leaving the team's coaching staff. GM Lou Lamoriello says the former defenseman's departure is a "personal decision."