The Isles should be in good shape offensively with a healthy John Tavares back in action, but the team will need to make significant strides on defense in order for a return to the playoffs to materialize.
Veteran center Jeff Carter created magic with youngsters Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli in the playoffs as the Kings netted their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. Can the trio carry over those successes to the regular season?
The Atlantic Division features this year's No. 1 overall pick, the player that had the best statistical year, and Jon Litterine's top overall NHL prospect. See which is which in Jon Litterine's article.
T.J. Oshie may have provided a thrill for the U.S. in the Olympics by demonstrating his shootout capabilities, but RotoWire's Paul Bruno says that shootouts are no way to finish a regular season NHL game.
Mark Streit has had some quiet stretches with the Flyers this season despite a pretty good overall season. Evan Berofsky suggests that those scoring droughts could occur with more frequency next season.
With teams like the Penguins resting key players in Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby as the playoffs approach, Michael Clifford looks at some unheralded names who may gain value in the season's final week.