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ESPN.com's Local sites are gearing up for the new season. Here's what they've got cooking today:
Boston: After injury-shortened season, Bruins forward David Krejci focuses on staying positive. Joe McDonald has more.
Chicago: Jesse Rogers previews the Hawks' season opener tonight against the Avalanche in Denver, breaking down the starting lineups and looking at what the key ingredient will be for success.
Dallas: What is life going to be like for the Stars without Mike Modano in town? Richard Durrett previews a whole new hockey world in Big D.
New York: The New Jersey Devils will start the season Friday with just 20 players on their roster, but met Wednesday's 3 p.m. ET deadline to get underneath the salary cap without giving up any of their players to other teams.