Steve Ott - "Otter" can help in multiple categories.
Brandon Dubinsky - Pegged as their top line winger with Boone Jenner (also on this list) and Gaborik
Radim Vrbata - Two seasons removed from 62 points. Worth a watch.
Derek Roy - Clicking well with Chris Stewart.
Valtteri Filppula - Will see some top minutes and powerplay in Tampa with two guys named Stamkos and St. Louis.
Cory Conacher - If Spezza can't stay healthy it will be up to Kyle Turris and Conacher to step up.
Adam Henrique - Time to live up to that contract!
Ray Whitney - Ray Whitney will come off this list when, and only when, he retires.
Brad Boyes - Low pressure situation for him and a group of veterans. Another strong outing coming.
Others forwards to watch: Michael Grabner, Martin Erat, Charlie Coyle, Ales Hemsky, Steve Downie, Aleksander Barkov, Boone Jenner, Alex Chiasson, Michael Frolik, Mark Scheifele, Valeri, Nichushkin, Travis Zajac, Mikhail Grigorenko, Mason Raymond, Martin Havlat, Zack Kassian, Sean Monohan, Sven Baertschi, David Desharnais, Ryan Clowe, Jussi Jokinen
Jake Gardiner - This kid can skate and he loves joining the play. He'll settle in soon.
Torey Krug - Krug showed flashes in the playoffs. Can he pick up where he left off?
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder is back. No more excuses. It's make or break time.
Raphael Diaz - Very underrated powerplay defenseman for the Habs.
Rasmus Ristolainen - Buffalo is going to give him a chance to play in all situations.
Jacob Trouba - Did you see him play 25 minutes with 2 points in the Jets opener?
Ryan Murray - Sticking in Columbus - can he take advantage?
Ryan Murphy - Slick puck mover for Carolina getting the call.
Erik Johnson - Ughhhhhh. Some day. Some day.
Ryan Ellis - Big shot from the point, key powerplay guy if he can stick in the lineup.
Jacob Markstrom - If Tim Thomas falters, will it be Markstrom's job?
Steve Mason - Combining with Ray Emery, can he return to Calder form?
Robin Lehner - Anderson will need a night off here and there for this strong defensive team.
Anders Lindback - Maybe he will show by Tampa made the deal for him.
Anton Khudobin - Could steal a few starts if Cam Ward struggles.
Jhonas Enroth - Will Ryan Miller be a Sabres all season long? Enroth may be a starter.
Ben Scrivens - Jonathan Bernier helped me win a championship with low GAA and high SV%.
Eddie Lack - How long is the leash on Roberto Luongo? Cory Schneider had great numbers as his backup.