Breaking down each division, team
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Want more?: More to Wild than new stars Parise, Suter.
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?
Teams: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs.
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.
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?