Whether your team is among the favorites to win the Stanley Cup or at the bottom of the standings, there are storylines and intrigue awaiting every team during the 2011-12 NHL season.
We all have something to root for. If not, we wouldn't watch.
For the contenders, it's simple: You root to see your team's captain shaking hands with Gary Bettman before lifting the Cup over his head.
For the bottom-dwellers, hopefully you have some young prospects whose continued development you can root for.
Either way, we will all be watching as the puck drops again in 49 days.
So here is a list of what each team's fans, coaches, executives and players should be rooting for in the 2011-12 NHL season.
What are you rooting for?