The NHL preseason started on Monday and, like any other year, fan bases are filled with optimism. Since the installment of a salary cap, the NHL has become more of a parity-filled league following in the footsteps of the incredibly successful NFL.
Every year features the intrigue of change. A bottom-feeder can make a long awaited foray into the playoffs. There are favorites, dark-horses and also-rans. No one knows how each team will finish, but that's why they play the games.
Every general manager and player pitches a good show of how great things will go before the season starts, but who's public relations campaign should we really be buying?