The beast from the East?

Can the Penguins repeat? Tell us who you think will be the best teams in the Eastern Conference.


The best in the West?

Can anyone defeat the Red Wings? Tell us who you think will be the best teams in the Western Conference.


Who will win the Cup?

Who will win the 2009-10 Stanley Cup? Can the Pens repeat, or are the Wings still the team to beat?


Scoring leader

Will Evgeni Malkin lead the league in points, or will Alex Ovechkin lead the charge? You tell us.


Top goaltender

Who's the NHL's best goalie? Vote on who you think will lead the league in GAA.



Red's predictions: West

Western Conference -- #1 San Jose Sharks


Red's predictions: East

The Stanley Cup champions will feel the absence of Max Talbot in training camp and what is expected to be the early part of the season, but that shouldn't prevent the Penguins from going into 2009-10 with their confidence at an all-time high.


Eastern Conference preview capsules

25-year-old Zach Parise enjoyed a breakout season last year, finishing third in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy with 45 goals, but with the defensively focused Lemaire back behind the bench his numbers could suffer marginally.


Western Conference preview capsules

Just how much can the 34-year-old Bertuzzi add to the Red Wings’ offence?


The Top 25 in hockey

1. Alexander Ovechkin -- Left winger: NHL's most exciting player, but can his body withstand his physical game?


Players on hot seat

As the new season nears dawn, a number of skaters head into the year understanding that as they go, so goes their teams.

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