Skates are being sharpened, sticks are being taped, Dion Phaneuf is fiddling with the music, and the coaches are finalizing their lines. Yup, hockey's here. Not that preseason garbage where teams dress old veterans to circumvent the CBA, or All-Stars have to play with AHL 3rd liners - regular season hockey is here.
It's a fresh start for every NHL team to look at the standings are say "Hey, we're still in it", unless you're the Edmonton Oilers (pray for Nail Yakupov). It's a chance for that mediocre 3rd liner to who potted 2 goals in his first game to become the most sought after free agent in fantasy pools. There's lots of excitement in the air and you can tell who the hockey fans are at work or on the street as they're as giddy as a 4 year old at Christmas.
What are you most excited for?