SCH NHL Season Preview
Key additions, losses and storylines to follow for opponents in the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Pacific and Central Divisions.
After a pandemic-shortened season that was one to forget, hopes feel a bit higher on 1901 W. Madison this time around.
Will the Blackhawks make the playoffs? Who’s taking home the Cup? We’ll tell you and you can tell us if we’re wrong.
One of the best teams in the league, the Avalanche are early favorites to win the Central Division.
The Blues should be playoff-bound with an offseason that has so far addressed multiple needs
The Jets revamped defensive group should help them be competitive in the reunited Central Division.
The new-look Coyotes are joining the Central Division in ‘21-22.
Can the Predators expect to reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons?
Can the Stars find a way to bounce back into the playoffs and avoid being a one-year wonder?
Vegas seems a shoo-in for the Pacific Division title. Can a team upset them?
Are the Capitals still kings of the Metro or will someone else vie for the crown?
Can Boston keep hanging on despite its aging core? Will Toronto get over the hump? Can anyone beat Tampa?
This could be Chicago’s strongest position, with a healthy Crawford joined by a Vezina finalist in Lehner.
Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen will provide a strong tandem for Rockford.
Top blue line prospects Adam Boqvist and Nicolas Beaudin will make their professional debut.
Last season’s — heavy sigh — Stanley Cup champions are looking for a similar result this season
Will some new faces lead to improved results on Chicago’s blue line?
The who’s who of the next generation of forwards
Newcomers Kubalik, Carpenter and Smith join a bottom six searching for an identity.
Much of the Jets’ season swings upon what Dustin Byfuglien decides about his future.
Nashville traded P.K. Subban and signed Matt Duchene. What does that mean for the team?
The best and most improved players for Chicago, Rockford and a look at the best prospects this season.
Who will come away with some hardware at the end of the season?
Dallas looks to make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 2008.
Who will win the Stanley Cup?
Colorado’s young core looks ready for the big stage.
Can last season’s Central Division basement dwellers find their way back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
The division, which could be the worst in the NHL again, is led by the no longer a surprise Vegas Golden Knights.
Will the Capitals run their division title streak to five?