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After back to back trips to the semi-finals, the New York Islanders have some unfinished business to take care of this season. They are Stanley Cup favorites, for the first time in a long time. (NYI Hockey Now)

Who will win the Stanley Cup? Will the Islanders finally accomplish the feat? Who wins the Vezina, the Hart, and the Calder? The National Hockey Now staff give their predictions. (NYI Hockey Now)

Preseason has come and gone with the Islanders getting set to kick off their campaign. What have we learned about this team and what needs to happen for them to have success this season? (The Athletic)

The Pittsburgh Penguins headed to Tampa, where they had to watch the banner raising prior to their game against the Lightning. Despite being underdogs in the game, the Penguins were by far the better team, taking the game by a score of 6-2. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Boston Bruins forward Taylor Hall has showcased his offense throughout his career. While there isn’t much he hasn’t done at the NHL level, he will be given a new task this season. Hall will be playing in front of the net on the Bruins power play. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals seem to be entering the 2021-22 season banged up. The good news is that Nicklas Backstrom, who’s on LTIR, skated for the first time. Alex Ovechkin, who got hurt in preseason, was in full gear, with his status still unknown for opening night. (Washington Hockey Now)

Owen Tippet, the 10th overall pick by the Florida Panthers in 2017, seems to be hitting his stride. After playing with Jonathan Huberdeau and Sam Bennett last postseason, that line remains as Tippet looks to elevate his game even more. (Florida Hockey Now)

Top prospect Lucas Raymond has made the Detroit Red Wings roster. Raymond knows that just because he is up with the club doesn’t mean he will remain there for the whole season. He will have to continue to put the work in and do what he can to help the team each night. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Seattle Kraken 4-3, in what was a fantastic hockey game. Despite blowing a 3-0 lead, Vegas got the last goal and held on. Here are the takeaways. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Despite missing the preseason, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar is quietly confident in his game. He was held out for precaution and told the media that he is ready to go. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Although it looked like Evander Kane’s contract would remain on the San Jose Sharks books this season, it seems that a suspension is forth-coming and his money will not count towards the clubs salary cap. What does general manager Doug Wilson do with the money? (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks have waived forward Zack MacEwen Tuesday morning and signed winger Alex Chiasson to a one-year contract worth $750,000. Chiasson had been skating on a line with JT Miller and Elias Pettersson during Monday’s practice, just prior to the club’s season opening roster announcement, and was skating with the same linemates on Tuesday. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The NHL’s vaccination rate is incredible. As of Tuesday, there were only four players across the league who had not been vaccinated. This speaks volume to the relationship between the NHL and the NHL PA. (NHL)

For the first time in 17 years, the NHL on ESPN theme song played. Justin Bieber narrates a fantastic video that discusses the creation of the music by Bob Christianson. (NHL)


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