To help you with planning, here are some details for NHL coverage from the AP before the season begins on Oct. 4. Please contact Dave Zelio (dzelio(at)ap.org) or call 212-621-1630 with any questions. This advisory will be updated.
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Every year, there are a few teams that take us by surprise when they miss the playoffs. Last season, we saw the Tampa Bay Lightning drop from making the Stanley Cup Final and Eastern Conference Final in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to missing the postseason entirely in 2016-17. The Florida Panthers and Dallas