Dallas will try to convert a second straight promising offseason into a trip to the playoffs, something the disappointing team couldn't do last season because of a slow start and another slump triggered by a key injury. Now that he's healthy, Tyler…SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer)
The Colorado Avalanche enter the regular season in a goal-scoring funk, one that has them a tad bit concerned. While the preseason may be a time for coach Patrick Roy to tinker with his line combinations, the Avs aren't just chalking up their slump…PAT GRAHAM (AP Sports Writer)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pascal Dupuis' latest comeback is on hold.
When it was all over - all the days with the Stanley Cup, the trades, the free-agent departures - the core of the Chicago Blackhawks just shrugged and went back to work. There is precious little time for sentiment when you are trying to become the…JAY COHEN (AP Sports Writer)
The Nashville Predators got a very painful reminder of just how close the playoffs can be after losing their first-round series to the eventual Stanley Cup champs. A year older with nearly the entire roster back, the Predators aren't ready to…TERESA M. WALKER (AP Sports Writer)