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How will the lockout impact the NHL?
How will the lockout impact the NHL?
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Welcome to FOXSports.com's one-stop hub for NHL preview content for the 2013 season. Each division preview has a team-by-team breakdown for the lockout-shortened season.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PACIFIC DIVISION

Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks.

Biggest story: The Los Angeles Kings will try to defend their first Stanley Cup title.

Click here for a complete Pacific Division preview.

Want more?: Kings find place in busy LA sports scene; What makes Coyotes star goalie Smith tick?; At age 42, Ducks' Selanne a true pro; Stars captain Morrow fit to lead; Sharks prepped for season sprint.

CENTRAL DIVISION

Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets.

Biggest story: Can the storied Detroit franchise make the playoffs after longtime captain Nick Lidstrom retired?

Click here for a complete Central Division preview.

Want more?: Zetterberg a Wings captain of a different breed; Five reasons Blues will raise the Cup; Rinne wants every game in net for Preds; Blue Jackets know every game is key.

NORTHWEST DIVISION

Teams: Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks.

Biggest story: All eyes are on Minnesota, which made the biggest offseason splash by acquiring free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

WE CAN'T WAIT

Top 10 things we're excited to see in NHL's 2013 season.

Click here for a complete Northwest Division preview.

Want more?: More to Wild than new stars Parise, Suter.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

ATLANTIC DIVISION

Teams: New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins.

Biggest story: Will the league's biggest star, Sidney Crosby, stay healthy enough to lead the Penguins to a long playoff run?

Click here for a complete Atlantic Division preview.

Want more?: Flyers name Giroux new captain; Veteran Salvador named Devils captain; Healthy Crosby ready to catch fire for Pens.

NORTHEAST DIVISION

Teams: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs.

LOCKOUT TIMELINE

From the start of the work stoppage till now, we break down all the major dates.

Biggest story: Two years removed from winning a Stanley Cup behind goalie Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask takes over the Bruins' net with Thomas on a personal hiatus.

Click here for a complete Northeast Division preview.

Want more?: Report: Subban, Habs not close to deal; Sabres goalie Miller calls lockout a 'waste of time.'

SOUTHEAST DIVISION

Teams: Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes.

Biggest story: Can a new coach (Adam Oates) bring out the best in star Alex Ovechkin?

Click here for a complete Southeast Division preview.

Want more?: Staal bros. more than a feel-good story for Carolina; Lightning GM Yzerman took chance on goalie Lindback; Panthers gunning for Stanley Cup.

Tagged: Bruins, Sabres, Kings, Stars, Devils, Flyers, Penguins, Sharks, Lightning, Coyotes, Panthers, Predators, Wild, Sidney Crosby, Ryan Suter, Ryan Miller, Tim Thomas

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