The NHL finally begins its new season on Wednesday, with all 30 teams in action during the opening night of play. The league has new rules on the ice, new financial rules off the ice and more new faces in new places than you could shake a (hockey) stick at. But the ultimate goal remains the same, as every team hopes to take a lap with the Stanley Cup next spring.
Which team will make the journey? Will Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby (right) and the Penguins complete that franchise's revival? How will the Rangers fare in the Atlantic? Are the Red Wings and Avalanche still favorites? Vote on the season, SportsNation!