Get ready for the upcoming hockey season with team-by-team previews, bold predictions, position rankings, prospect tips, fantasy nuggets and more.
NHL Power Rankings: Final preseason edition Here's how our panel stacks up all 31 NHL teams, plus a reason for optimism for every fan base.
NHL now and later poll: The best players, teams now and in four years We collected votes from 50-plus players, coaches and execs on the top players and teams in 2018-19 -- and four years from now.
Top 25 under-25 players Who are the NHL's best under the age of 25? We rank the top 25, including a pair of Columbus blueliners.
The Uni Watch NHL season preview A new NHL season is here, and we have every color change, patch and stripe -- and the welcome return of the third jersey.
Atlantic Division previews
After an early playoff exit last spring, can the Bruins make one more Stanley Cup run with their veteran core intact? Read more.
Long-suffering Sabres fans are ready for another playoff run. Is this the season they get one? Read more.
As Detroit begins the process of turning over its roster, how seriously will it contend for a playoff spot? Read more.
The Canadiens are on the road back to contention following some big summer moves. How will they do this season? Read more.
The Senators appear poised for a long rebuild. What should be expected out of them in 2018-19? Read more.
The Lightning are a popular pick to represent the East in the Stanley Cup Final. Here's how they get there. Read more.
Metropolitan Division previews
The Devils were one of the surprise playoff teams in 2017-18. Can they take another big step forward this season? Read more.
It's Year One AT (after Tavares), but the cupboard isn't completely bare for new head coach Barry Trotz. Read more.
The rebuild has begun in earnest. What should be expected out of the Blueshirts this season? Read more.
Their new mascot broke the internet. What about the on-ice product? Read more.
An uncharacteristically early playoff exit ended the 2017-18 season for Pittsburgh. Will the Pens get back on track this season? Read more.
After a long-awaited Stanley Cup victory, what will the Capitals do for an encore? Read more.
Central Division previews
The stars remain, but can the Blackhawks rekindle the fire that drove them to dynasty status earlier this decade? Read more.
The Avalanche went from worst in the NHL to the playoffs in one year. What should we expect in 2018-19? Read more.
After a Presidents' Trophy in 2017-18, the Predators are after a bigger prize this season. Read more.
After a flurry of offseason moves, the Blues have become a trendy pick to make some noise in 2018-19. Read more.
After a trip to the Western Conference finals last season, the Jets enter 2018-19 as one of the top favorites for the Stanley Cup. Read more.
Pacific Division previews
With an aging veteran core and one of the NHL's best defense groups, the Ducks look to make a big push in 2018-19. Read more.
After years of building a great collection of young talent, is this finally the Coyotes' time to break through? Read more.
The summer brought a new coach and some new players. Can the Flames get over the hump this season? Read more.
It's the first season without the Sedin Twins in Vancouver. Where should expectations be set? Read more.
The Golden Knights couldn't have done much better in their inaugural campaign. What do they have in store for an encore? Read more.
Team rankings by position group
Ranking all 31 NHL teams by their forwards
Which teams have the best collection of talent up front? We rank them 1-31 here, led by the Lightning. Read more.
Sharks top rankings of all 31 NHL teams' defense groups
Ranking all 31 NHL teams by their goalie tandems
Which team has the best netminders in the league? We rank them from 1 (Predators) to 31 (Hurricanes). Read more.
Post-regulation power index: NHL teams best set up to win in overtime, shootout
We rank all 31 teams on their ability to win the game after the end of the third period, with the Lightning coming in at No. 1. Read more.
NHL mascot rankings: Gritty's big debut
The Flyers' first mascot since the 1970s broke the internet. Find out where he lands among every team's plush personnel. Read more.
Impact prospects for the 2018-19 season
Ranking all 31 NHL prospect pipelines
Buffalo, Vancouver lead the league in rising young talent. Read more.