Now that Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett are no longer with the New York Rangers, newcomer Kevin Hayes believes he has a chance to make the team in training camp.
Dany Heatley is looking forward to getting a shot to play alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
GM Chuck Fletcher feels he has to get Nino Niederreiter's contract done right with some key restricted free agents in need of deals next summer.
Shawn Horcoff appears to be penciled in to play left wing on the fourth line this season.
Leon Draisaitl is expected to help fill Edmonton's void at center and that could start as early as this season.
Frederik Andersen is penciled in as Anaheim's starting goalie entering training camp, but not even coach Bruce Boudreau knows how the team's crease situation will turn out yet.
Ian Cole will be looking to prove that he can be a regular in the Blues' top-six defense group this season.
Jimmy Howard still has five years remaining on his contract, but the 2014-15 campaign is viewed as an important one for him.
Andrew Desjardins is projected to continue to serve as a fourth liner in 2014-15.
Justin Schultz acknowledged that he has plenty to prove after inking a one-year deal with Edmonton.
With formerly restricted free agent Justin Schultz signed, the Edmonton Oilers aren't expected to make any more moves before the preseason.
Ryan Murray will be looking to build off of a solid rookie campaign in 2014-15.
A scorer in the KHL, new Blues center Jori Lehtera was brought over to do just that in St. Louis this season, but its unknown how much of his overseas success can translate into the NHL as a rookie.
Derek Forbort will take another crack at making the Kings' lineup this autumn as the 22 year-old defenseman hopes to thrive off of his successful rookie campaign in Manchester in 2013-14.
According to the website of Czech league team HC Kometa Brno, Tomas Vincour will be making a return to North America this year after departing the Avalanche system for the KHL in 2013.