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Stars ready for fun offence under coach fresh out of college

Stars ready for fun offence under coach fresh out of college

DALLAS — This is the third season in a row the Dallas Stars have a different coach and a different style. They're ready to have some fun with the guy fresh out of college.
Islanders open post-Tavares era looking for improvement

Islanders open post-Tavares era looking for improvement

NEW YORK — As they begin their first season without John Tavares, the New York Islanders are certain to be a different team. They believe they can be better, too.
After big changes, Islanders hope to start getting better

After big changes, Islanders hope to start getting better

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Seventh in Metropolitan Division. COACH: Barry Trotz (first season, 20th NHL season). ADDED: F Leo Komarov, F Valtteri Filppula, F Tom Kuhnhackl, F Jan Kovar, G Robin Lehner, D Luca Sbisa.

All eyes on goal for the Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LAST SEASON: 33-39-10, 76 points. Last place in Central Division. COACH: Joel Quenneville (11th season, 22nd NHL season). ADDED: G Cam Ward, F Chris Kunitz, D Brandon Manning, F Marcus Kruger.
Blackhawks looking for turnaround after missing playoffs

Blackhawks looking for turnaround after missing playoffs

CHICAGO — For all the talk about Corey Crawford and the aging core of the Chicago Blackhawks, coach Joel Quenneville delivered a simple message as the team got back together for the start of a season that could have a dramatic impact on the direction

Refreshed Penguins eye another Stanley Cup run

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS LAST SEASON: 47-29-6, 100 points. Finished second in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference semifinals. COACH: Mike Sullivan (fourth season, sixth NHL season).
Star-laden Penguins hope longer summer equals faster start

Star-laden Penguins hope longer summer equals faster start

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby can admit it now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were tired last season, a natural byproduct of becoming the first franchise in two decades to win consecutive Stanley Cups.
Canadiens assign prospect centre Suzuki to OHL, release veteran Ward from PTO

Canadiens assign prospect centre Suzuki to OHL, release veteran Ward from PTO

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens assigned prospect Nick Suzuki to the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday.

Florida enters season expecting a playoff berth

FLORIDA PANTHERS LAST SEASON: 44-30-8, 96 points. Fourth in Atlantic Division. COACH: Bob Boughner (second season, second NHL season). ADDED: LW Mike Hoffman, RW Troy Brouwer. LOST: C Connor Brickley, RW Radim Vrbata.
Panthers looking to make  -  and gain  -  a point this season

Panthers looking to make - and gain - a point this season

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers have a point to make this season. A point to make up, too. Ordinarily, 96 points in the standings gets a team into the Stanley Cup playoffs.