Welcome to NHL 2015-16 Opening Night! Here are 30 team previews

After getting crushed under the weight of several scandals during the offseason, the NHL’s 2015-16 season finally gets underway on Wednesday night.

Featuring Patrick Kane’s current team and Slava Voynov’s former team in action. Because, of course.

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The New York Rangers visit the Chicago Blackhawks, and will stand around as they raise their Stanley Cup banner. The San Jose Sharks then visit the Los Angeles Kings; both of these games will be featured on NBCSN.

The Montreal Canadiens visit the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Mike Babcock Era begins. The Vancouver Canucks, meanwhile, visit the Calgary Flames, the team that eliminated them from the postseason.

We’ll be having a live chat tonight beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT here on Puck Daddy to celebrate the start of the season. And stay tuned all day for predictions from Puck Daddy’s esteemed group of writers and editors, if esteem can be achieved through being constantly wrong.

Here are previews for all 30 NHL teams from the Puck Daddy staff:


Carolina Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Washington Capitals


Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Detroit Red Wings

Florida Panthers

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs


Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars

Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg Jets


Anaheim Ducks

Arizona Coyotes

Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings

San Jose Sharks

Vancouver Canucks

So kick back with your beverage of choice tonight and enjoy the Cubs’ wild card game vs. the Pirates while occasionally flipping over to hockey. Because that’s just NHL luck, isn’t it?