Thursday, October 13
"The NHL's 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule - 82 games per team - will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing Rexall Place last season, the Oilers will open their new home against the provincial rival Calgary Flames. ..."
Washington Post - NHL 2016-17 Preview: Playoff projections and pivotal stats for every team
Guardian - NHL 2016-17 predictions: our writers call the winners, losers and also-rans
ABC - NHL Power Rankings: Penguins begin in top perch, but could Sharks or Caps capitalize?
W - History of the National Hockey League