5 Lists Of Things to Know About the 2014-15 NHL Season
The 2014-15 NHL season is finally here! For those of you that stopped caring about hockey as soon as the L.A. Kings held the Cup above their heads just a few months ago, here’s a quick refresher course on what to know about the 2014-15 NHL season.
5 Teams with the Best Odds of Winning Lord Stanley’s Cup
VegasInsider.com’s odds for which NHL teams have the best chance of winning the 2014/15 title.
Chicago Blackhawks: 13/2
Los Angeles Kings: 15/2 (No NHL champion has repeated since the 1998 Detroit Red Wings)
Boston Bruins: 8/1
Anaheim Ducks: 10/1
Pittsburgh Penguins: 10/1
3 Injuries to Know About
Jonathan Quick, the defending champion’s goaltender, is coming off of wrist surgery from this summer.
Both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin dealt with undisclosed injuries that cost them time this past month, but they’re both supposed to be ready for the start of the season.
Top 10 Fantasy Hockey Players According to TheHockeyNews.com
- Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh
- Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay
- John Tavares, C, N.Y. Islanders
- Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington
- Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim
- Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim
- Tuuka Rask, G, Boston
- Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto
- Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh
- Claude Giroux, C, Philadelphia
5 NHL Rookies to Keep an Eye On
Jonathan Drouin, LW, Tampa Bay (Gone is Martin St. Louis, which opens up a superstar slot for Drouin to step into.)
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington
John Gibson, G, Anaheim
Sam Reinhart, C, Buffalo
Aaron Ekblad, D, Florida
New Head Coaches to Start the 2014/15 NHL Season
Gerard Gallant, Florida Panthers
Bill Peters, Carolina Hurricanes
Peter Laviolette, Nashville Predators
Barry Trotz, Washington Capitals
Mike Johnston, Pittsburgh Penguins
Willie Desjardins, Vancouver Canucks
The 2015 NHL Winter Classic will be Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals in Nationals Park on New Year’s Day. If you’ve ever been to Nationals Park, you know about the party area they have on a nearby block, where they have shipping containers set up for an outdoor block party. During the baseball season, they have bands playing, food and beer, and the coolest cornhole setup around. There are like 20 sets of cornhole games set up, and if you go on either end, you’ll see a dozen bean bags get tossed back and forth. We’ll see what kind of partying this area can be set up for in the Washington winter!
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