2011-2012 season preview

2011-2012 season preview: Los Angeles Kings

After acquiring Mike Richards and Simon Gagne (and re-signing Drew Doughty), some say this could be the best Kings team in franchise history. But will that be enough to win the Pacific and make a deep run into the playoffs this season? [more]

2011-2012 season preview: Anaheim Ducks

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Will the Ducks be able to ride their fantastic finish last season to yet another playoff appearance this season. Never underestimate the power of an elite scoring line and great goaltending. [more]

2011-2012 season preview: Phoenix Coyotes

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People have vastly underestimated Phoenix over the last two seasons and the Coyotes have consistently exceeded expectations. But without Ilya Bryzgalov around and question marks in net, is this the season when the Coyotes fall from the playoff race? [more]

2011-2012 season preview: San Jose Sharks

Once again, the Sharks will battle among the league's elite as they try to take the next step in their development. Back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference final have set the bar fairly high in the Bay Area; and they have a team that has the chance to fulfill the lofty expectations. [more]