Well, it's almost here hockey fans: the start of the 2009-2010 NHL regular season! There was some amazing hockey last season, and it looks like we're in store for some great action this season too. Lots of questions to answer and interesting story-lines to follow, including: Can Sid the Kid and the Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup Champions? Will we see the Red Wings back in the finals again? How will Boston recover from losing one of their best goal scorers? (thanks for Kessel, Chiarelli!) How will the new-look Maple Leafs fair this season? Will they actually make the playoffs for the first time in 5 years? Will Theoren Fleury be able to make the Calgary Flames at 41 years of age and after being out of the league for six years? Will Jason Allison make the Maple Leafs after taking a couple of years off? How will Dany Heatley fit in on the Sharks? Will the Senators be the able to get back on track? What the hell has Bob Gainey done to the Canadiens? Will John Tavares be able to lead the Islanders out of the wilderness? What will happen with the Phoenix Coyotes? Will Balsillie be able to buy them? Will they be playing in Hamilton in the near future? What is Gretzky going to do next? Where will Mats Sundin sign? (Okay...... I don't really want to hear about that story anymore. ) Will the Oilers be an improved team now that Pat Quinn has taken over as head coach? Will the Capitals take it to the next level? How about the Black Hawks? Will the NHLPA be able to recover from firing Paul Kelly? So much to talk about! I think it's going to be one hell of a season. I'm really excited to follow the much improved Maple Leafs. Go Leafs Go!