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The NHL season has just begun, so it’s time to take a look at what’s on tap for the coming months. With the Stanley Cup on the horizon, some teams are vying for the title of best team in the league. Some stalwarts are looking to reclaim their throne while others are hoping for their first victory in many years. In addition to the usual suspects, some newcomers have risen to the top of the NHL food chain.

There are plenty of NHL games to choose from this week, from the Capitals to the Canadiens. If you’re not in the mood to shell out for the tickets, there are plenty of other options in the form of television, livestreams and video on demand. You may be surprised at just how much NHL content is available online, from the newest game in town to classics that are more than a generation old. Luckily, most of these sites have an interactive calendar, making it easy to keep track of which games to watch when. One of the biggest perks of using the Internet is the ability to watch your favorite team on the road without a trip to the airport. For the most part, if you have a streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu, you’ll be able to watch these hockey matches on the go. Of course, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Most cities have their own blackout rules, but there are ways to circumvent them.

One of the hottest stories in the NHL right now is the Washington Capitals. They have the most wins in the league so far this season, and the fact that they are bringing back former team captain Tom Wilson will be a huge win for fans. While this year’s playoffs haven’t been their strongest, they have enough firepower to make a run at a title they’ve lost in the past. A rematch with the Bruins would certainly help. It’s only a matter of time before they return to the Stanley Cup finals.

Having said that, there’s no denying that the playoffs have taken a toll on some fans. Not to mention, it’s been quite a few years since the Colorado Avalanche last won a championship. But that doesn’t mean there’s no resurgence in the Mile High City, where the newest team in town, the Anaheim Ducks, has found its feet. Hopefully this is the beginning of a winning streak that stretches into the postseason. Until then, keep an eye on the Colorado Avalanche.

Several other NHL games are slated for the coming weeks, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division, the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers in the East and the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals in the East. The upcoming playoffs will be a flurry of activity, and we’ll be keeping an eye on the best teams and players as they navigate the treacherous waters of the Stanley Cup playoffs.