Lightning season preview: Sergachev needs to step into a bigger role

The 2022-23 NHL season starts on Oct. 7. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, inside scoop on roster questions, and projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coach: Jon Cooper (11th season) Last season: 51-23-8, third place in Atlantic Division; lost to … Read more

Canucks season preview: Must overcome difficult early schedule

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Vancouver Canucks. Coach: Bruce Boudreau (second season) Last season: 40-30-12, fifth in Pacific Division; did not qualify … Read more

Kraken season preview: Beniers, Burakovsky bring bright future

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Seattle Kraken. Coach: Dave Hakstol (second season) Last season: 27-49-6, eighth in Pacific Division; did not qualify … Read more

Islanders season preview: Barzal point production, secondary scoring keys

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the New York Islanders. Coach: Lane Lambert (first season) Last season: 37-35-10, fifth in Metropolitan Division; did … Read more

Gaudreau, Laine to start preseason on same line for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS — Johnny Gaudreau and Patrick Laine will play on the same line to start the preseason, Columbus Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said Monday. “I’m going to try them right away,” Larsen said during a media luncheon at Nationwide Arena. “I want to see if there’s chemistry between the two. Again, it’s not rocket … Read more

Kings season preview: Fiala added to mix of savvy veterans, youthful core

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Los Angeles Kings. Coach: Todd McLellan (fourth season) Last season: 44-27-11, third in Pacific Division; lost … Read more

Stars season preview: Must adjust quickly to new coach

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Dallas Stars. Coach: Peter DeBoer (first season) Last season: 46-30-6, fourth in Central Division; lost to … Read more

Blackhawks season preview: Toews, Kane must buy into rebuild

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps opening soon, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the Chicago Blackhawks. Coach: Luke Richardson (first season) Last season: 28-42-12, seventh in Central Division; did not … Read more

Pettersson in good headspace as training camp approaches for Canucks

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson is ready to pick up where he left off last season with the Vancouver Canucks, when the forward looked like a much different player in the second half of the season than he did in the first. The 23-year-old finished with an NHL career-high 68 points (32 goals, 36 assists) in … Read more

McDavid says Oilers have a ‘long way to go’ entering the season

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid said there is a lot of work ahead for the Edmonton Oilers even after they reached the Western Conference Final last season. McDavid and the Oilers enter this season in a similar position to 2017-18, when they were coming off making it to Game 7 of the 2017 Western Conference Second … Read more