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As the curtain lifts for the 2015/16 NHL season, here are the opening rosters for all 30 teams. [CBS Sports]

Some more reactions to the Dupuis injury, which Mike Johnston says didn't look too bad initially, but further exams proved otherwise. [Pens Inside Scoop]

Recommended read of the day comes from Mike Colligan, who says we shouldn't expect Derrick Pouliot back any time soon for reasons that aren't necessarily based on NHL readiness. [THW]

Heading into the season opener, the defense is still in flux. I hope it doesn't end up like me watching The Descent. [PPG]

The entire team is basically on their toes waiting for the resident prankster Marc-Andre Fleury to strike again. [Trib]

Here are 7 opening night story lines to wildly overreact to. Yes, someone will lose tomorrow night between Pens and Stars. [Grantland]

Here are all the key dates for the NHL season, like the All Star break and the first day the Leafs can hit the golf course. [NBC Sports]

Is the reigning Art Ross winner Jamie Benn completely healthy? It's kind of a mystery. [SportsNet]

Sean Avery was arrested on drug charges. His lawyer says they are prescription. Can we set his bail to "Shut up and go away for the rest of forever"? [Sporting News]

Jack Eichel deflects notion that he's the future of the Buffalo Sabres. [The Score]

Jakob Silfverberg has been cleared to practice after the Rafi Torres hit. That's very good news. [The Score]

Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry separated to balance out scoring. [LA Times]

Sean McIndoe takes a superlongshot bet at the players who may (or may not) win the NHL Awards. [Grantland]

Brandon Sutter didn't have a good preseason with 0 points in 5 games (shocking I know!), and despite being brought in as a foundational player to center the 2nd line will open his season on Henrik Sedin's wing. [PHT]

How Shanahan’s life lessons are shaping Maple Leafs moves. [SportsNet]

SN is doing a countdown of 50 most important NHL players (that's vague, but OK) and here's 50-41. Drew Doughty is #48 so, whatever. [SportsNet]

Here is their ranking of coaches. BabcockBabcockBabcockBabcock, you get the picture. Well at least now that he's coaching a roster of warmed up leftovers we'll see what he can do. [SportsNet]

Annd they are also ranking the NHL GMs. This is actually a pretty decent list that one would be hard to fault. [SportsNet]

At any rate, the puck drops tonight. Happy season, everyone!