The leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. NHL preseason schedules have come to an end, and rosters are getting thinner by the day.
All of these things can only mean one thing: The NHL regular season is just around the corner.
While every fan has favorite teams and players they are excited to see on the ice once again, there are some players who will have all the attention on them. Some were big-name free agents who signed contracts to match their names. Others are looking to bounce back from injury, while some still were pieces moved in blockbuster trades.
When the puck drops this Thursday, there will be players everyone will be watching. Who will be the talk of the league this year?
Let's find out.