The consensus around the NHL this month is that while the 2014 free agent class is thinner than in years past, there could be plenty of player movement via trade.
Now that the Capitals and Nashville Predators have hired Barry Trotz and Peter Laviolette as their new head coaches, the number of NHL head coaching vacancies is down to three.
2012-13: 26-15-7, 59 points
Where they finished: 1st in the Northwest, 5th in the West, 7th in the NHL
The Edmonton Oilers served notice in their season opener that they probably won't be pushovers against the Vancouver Canucks this season.