Another NHL season has begun and there is no shortage of story lines this season.

With the new alignment of the conferences, comes new rivalries.

The Blackhawks are trying to defend their turf as the Stanley Cup Champions from a year ago.

And, of course, there are surprises and disappointments already this season.

NBC Sports NHL Analyst Brian Engblom joined Jeff Thurn on Overtime to get us a preview of the overall season and to discuss some of those topics.

Take a listen and enjoy.

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