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That's right, the 2008-09 NHL Preview is here. This is the same preview the NHL issues to the media. It's a tremendous resource that sheds light on offseason player movement, coaching changes, hot rookies and interesting stats. In fact, it's chock-full of facts like:
Did you know that Boston's Marc Savard is second only to Joe Thornton in assists over the past three seasons? That's right! Savard has dished out 206 to Big Joe's 255 (and hey, Sidney Crosby is third at 195).
Whether you're a fan of one team, just love hockey or need to prepare for your fantasy hockey draft, this preview package is loaded with things you need to know.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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