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  Brian Savage was one of nine Canadiens who missed significant playing time last season. Kellie Landis/Allsport

Savage return

SI's McGuire looks at 10 Players to Watch

Montrealís Brian Savage is back on the ice after suffering fractured vertebrae and ligament damage in his spinal column from a hit last season. SIís Pierre McGuire says Savage could see plenty of power-play action for the Canadiens and is one of 10 Players to Watch during the 2000-01 season.

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Central Preview: Payback time in St. Louis
The Blues were bounced out of the playoffs in the first round by the San Jose Sharks.
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Northwest Preview: Avs should plow over foes
The Canucks, Flames and Oilers are several years away from contenting for the title.
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Dallas has won the Pacific crown each of the past two seasons en route to the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Key Dates in 2000-01 NHL Season
Oct. 4 -- Start of regular season, Colorado at Dallas
Oct. 7-8 -- Nashville-Pittsburgh series in Japan
Nov. 13 -- Hockey Hall of Fame Induction, Toronto
Feb. 4, 2001 -- All-Star Game, Denver
March 13, 2001 -- Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EDT
April 11, 2001 -- Stanley Cup Playoffs begin
June 23-24, 2001 -- NHL Entry Draft, Miami, Fla.

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