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ADDED: LW Nikita Filatov, G Alex Auld, C Zenon Konopka.

LOST: G Curtis McElhinney, RW Ryan Shannon, D David Hale, G Pascal Leclaire, RW Marek Svatos.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Jason Spezza. The center led the disappointing Senators with 21 goals and 57 points despite missing 20 games because of injury. If he can remain healthy, the mix of youngsters and veterans could help Ottawa shake off a 13-place finish in the East and challenge for a playoff spot.



LAST SEASON: 46-25-11, 103 points. Lost to Boston 4-3 in conference finals.

COACH: Guy Boucher, 2nd season with Lightning, 46-25-11; 2nd overall in NHL.

ADDED: D Bruno Gervais, G Mathieu Garon, RW Michel Ouellet, D Matt Gilroy, C Tom Pyatt, RW Ryan Shannon.

LOST: LW Sean Bergenheim, D Randy Jones, LW Simon Gagne, G Mike Smith, D Mike Lundin, G Cedrick Desjardins, D Matt Smaby.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Nearly won his second straight goal scoring title, but dipped to 45 (just 14 in the second half) after netting 51 in the 2009-10 season and had to settle for second. At 21 and three seasons under him, Stamkos might now be the NHL’s most dynamic goal scorer with 119 in 243 career games.


LAST SEASON: 40-31-11, 91 points. Out of playoffs.

COACH: Paul Maurice, 13th season with Hurricanes/Whalers franchise, 376-378-141 (including 1995-2004); 15th overall, 452-444-163 in NHL.

ADDED: G Brian Boucher, C Tim Brent, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, RW Anthony Stewart, D Tomas Kaberle.

LOST: LW Erik Cole, D Joe Corvo, D Bryan Rodney, LW Cory Stillman.

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