For six NHL teams, the wait is over. Tonight, the puck drops to start the season. The Boston Bruins will raise the Stanley Cup banner as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers, a classic rivalry will unfold between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, while the class of the Eastern and Western Conferences will collide when the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet.
Most of these teams will be getting a look at a noticeably different roster. In the case of the Flyers, they will be getting a look at a drastically different roster. Tonight will be the first opportunity to test out the new product.
It's time for some hockey, folks.