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Tavares, Quenneville among those who could feel pressure this season

Kovalchuk, Barzal, Eichel also on spot

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

With the start of the NHL season Wednesday, the pressure is building for a number of players, coaches and executives. Here's a look at 13 who could be feeling the pressure this season:

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NHL season preview: Parity at the top

Capitals, Lightning, Golden Knights among favorites for Stanley Cup

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

Let's play a game. To win, you don't have to name the player who said the quote below, just his team.

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2018-19 NHL season could be filled with milestones

Ovechkin can score 650th goal, Thornton nearing 1,500 games played, Luongo closing in on 500 wins

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Wednesday, and in the coming days, weeks and months, there could be plenty of players reaching milestones. Here's a look at some which could occur.

 

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Behind The Numbers

Maple Leafs' strong power play makes them one of favorites in East

Addition of Tavares boosts already-impressive unit, statistics show

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine the top five Stanley Cup Contenders in each conference. Statistics from last season were examined to see where teams can improve, and analyze what they can maintain for this season.

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Sharks' improved offense makes them one of favorites in West

Karlsson, Burns could become first defenseman teammates with at least 70 points since 1993-94, statistics show

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine the top five Stanley Cup Contenders in each conference. Statistics from last season were examined to see where teams can improve, and analyze what they can maintain for this season.

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18 storylines to watch entering 2018-19 season

Capitals' repeat hopes, new homes for Karlsson, Tavares, Kovalchuk among highlights

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins with four games Wednesday, including a banner-raising ceremony in Washington and the debuts of a few star players who changed addresses during the offseason.

Here are 18 storylines that will play out throughout the 2018-19 season.

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Stanley Cup predictions for 2018-19

Sharks favorites among NHL.com panel; four others picked as champions

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The San Jose Sharks didn't just land an all-star in defenseman Erik Karlsson when they acquired him a trade with the Ottawa Senators on Sept. 13, they also brought in the final piece to a Stanley Cup championship team, according to seven of the 18 NHL.com panelists who have made their preseason predictions.

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Jets season preview: Hellebuyck could be key to Cup hopes

Winnipeg counting on goalie, special teams again amid higher expectations

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Wednesday. NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Winnipeg Jets.

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Capitals season preview: Moving on from Cup celebration key to repeat

Reirden must adjust to new role as coach, Holtby has to raise play with untested backup

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Wednesday. NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Washington Capitals.

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Golden Knights season preview: Bar set higher with Pacioretty, Stastny

Addition of forwards elevate expectations for defending Western Conference champions

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Wednesday. NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Vegas Golden Knights.

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