Disastrous starts to the season for the Hurricanes, Sabres and Panthers, among others, have RotoWire's Janet Eagleson wondering whether or not the star players of those teams are even worth rostering in certain formats.
After noticing an uncharacteristically low shooting percentage with Vancouver last season, the Bolts' Jason Garrison should be in line for a rebound in both season-long formats and in FanDuel play this week, especially with Victor Hedman out.
Rather than bring back several of their pricey vets in free agency for a run at the Cup, the Canadiens chose to invest more into their young core, with P.K. Subban's eight-year extension leading the charge.
After a 57-point showing in 2011-12, the enigmatic Evander Kane has inexplicably regressed each of the last two seasons. The Jets' fortunes may rest on the 23-year-old finally unlocking his vast potential.
The Flyers were able to squeeze into the playoffs last season despite a team defense that was often shaky at best. With Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) now out of the picture for 2014-15, could a return to the postseason be in jeopardy?
The Canucks were a mess last season under coach John Tortorella, who was unceremoniously fired after one year on the job. With a new coaching staff in place, can Henrik Sedin and company challenge for a playoff berth?
With the addition of Aaron Ekblad to an already-young group, the future is seemingly promising in South Florida. But how soon can the Panthers emerge as an annual playoff contender in the Eastern Conference?
Dan Boyle has a new home in New York, the Flyers lost out on Scott Hartnell due to cap concerns, and the Capitals hired Barry Trotz and are embracing a new defensive approach. Paul Bruno breaks down each team's moves from the Metropolitan Division.
A chic preseason pick to take home the Stanley Cup last season, the Senators were instead one of the NHL's biggest disappointments. Expectations will be dialed back in 2014-15, but blueliner Erik Karlsson should nonetheless remain a fantasy stud.
Pavel Datsyuk was one of the many key forwards that missed extensive time for the Red Wings last season. With several young players stepping up in his absence, the 36-year-old could begin to relinquish some offensive responsibilities in 2014-15.
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.