It feels like a lifetime ago that the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup, but the NHL drought finally comes to an end on Saturday when the puck will be dropped on a new NHL season. . Can the Kings repeat as champions? Which teams are best positioned to excel in a 48-game season? How many Canadian teams will qualify for the playoffs?
Globe hockey columnist Eric Duhatschek will be here live at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday to take your questions on the upcoming season.
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