The Top Storylines for the 2016-17 NHL Season

October 13th, 2016 by Allan Mitchell Leave a reply »
The NHL curtain is raised for another season, as 30 teams chase the 2016-17 Stanley Cup. Across the league there are all kinds of changes and adjustments for fans, who will need to buy a program to catch up with new names now playing for their favorite team.

The balance of power changes slowly in the NHL, so fans in Pittsburgh, San Jose, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York should be able to look forward to successful seasons. There are teams on the rise, including the Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes and the Buffalo Sabres.

Major trades mean tracking success and comparing in order to find out who won those big deals, and, of course, it all culminates in who makes the playoffs and who is on the outside in April. Here are the top storylines for the 2016-17 season.

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