NHL Preview: 10 Contenders For The Cup

“It’s about damn time.” The words LeBron James spoke after winning his first NBA title last June apply to the beginning of the 2013 NHL season. After a lockout cost the league 3 ½ months and what will amount to 32 regular season games, we’ll begin a shortened season on Saturday night and TheSportsNotebook will seek to lay out the landscape of the coming pursuit of the Stanley Cup in our NHL preview.