To help you get up to speed on what's new before the first faceoff, we've got the ABCs of the biggest storylines you need to know about this season.
- Injured Dupuis to miss 4-5 weeks for Penguins
- Sharks LW Torres gets longest suspension for hit
- Canadiens F Kassian enters rehab after accident
- DraftKings: No unfair advantage for prizewinner
- Coyotes send 3rd overall pick Strome to minors
- Flyers waive MacDonald as teams shape rosters
- Ranking all 30 NHL teams by their defense