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    The season opens tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN. Penguins v. Blues at 8 and Sharks v. Flyers (with The Mighty Forslund on the call) at 10:30.

    The Caps will start the season without Tom Wilson. He was suspended 4 games for a boarding major and game misconduct in the Caps pre-season game on Sunday. He had just returned from a 2 game suspension for interference.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-to...?tid=277549076

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    This should come as no surprise considering he won 3 cups with them, Bickell signed on one day contract and retired a Hawk:

    http://www.tsn.ca/bickell-signs-1-da...hawks-1.875171

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    Good on Bickell and the Hawks-- you want a feel good story...

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    Go Leafs Go!!! Beat Coach MO and the Jets tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    The season opens tonight with a doubleheader on NBCSN. Penguins v. Blues at 8 and Sharks v. Flyers (with The Mighty Forslund on the call) at 10:30.

    The Caps will start the season without Tom Wilson. He was suspended 4 games for a boarding major and game misconduct in the Caps pre-season game on Sunday. He had just returned from a 2 game suspension for interference.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-to...?tid=277549076
    The off season wasn’t long enough for me to stomach watching the Pens just yet. I’m taking a pass on tonight.

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    It just me or do the Canes always start slow in terms of number of games played vs most other teams? Is that because of anual state activities that coincide and therefore are factored into 'schedule monkey's' great work?

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    Ray Whitney leaves the Canes org where he had been a pro scout and joins the Department of Player Safety.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/ray-whitney...ty/c-291562332


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyt View Post
    Ray Whitney leaves the Canes org where he had been a pro scout and joins the Department of Player Safety.

    https://www.nhl.com/news/ray-whitney...ty/c-291562332


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    Congrats to the Wizard. One of my personal Cane favorites overall, just a great player with an ability to make people laugh with some of his pranks and on camera hijinks!

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    A few ex-Cane fringe players and/or former prospects making several NHL rosters out of training camp. Zac Dalpe in Columbus, Matt Tennyson in Buffalo, Conner Brickley in Florida, Martin Frk in Detroit and Evgeny Davdonov in Florida.

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    It will be interesting to see what Davdonov does in his 2nd NHL go around. We got him and AJ Denks in a trade with the Panthers in January 2012 for a couple of nothing minor leaguers and buried him in Charlotte. That was the final year of his entry level deal...he returned to Russia and became a KHL superstar. He wasn't particular good in the NHL the first time, but he was much younger then.

    Conner Brickley is another recycle for the Panthers.

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    Jiri Hudler...yikes!
    That is one way to announce your retirement I suppose....

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    So the Leafs destroyed the Jets yesterday in their season opener...to me the bigger story and one that might quickly come up depending on how they do is they Jets... this is a team stock loaded with talent but can never seem to get it together and DEFINITELY DO NOT have a solution between the pipes. If they continue on the schneid, I wouldn't be suprised to see them try to shake things up. Not sure what exactly that would be, maybe a coaching change...first ? haha

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    And Jiri 'the linesman' Hudler. Yeah. Wow. I mean. I guess he ain't lacin' up again any time soon in the NHL... and to think there was a time we were open to bringing him in here. Evidently, that time has long passed, along with his expiry date. Good bye Jiri

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    Connor McDavid 3 Calgary Flames 0 Welcome to the 17-18 NHL season!

    https://sports.yahoo.com/watch-conno...9.html?src=rss

    There is a video of his 2nd goal in that story for those who haven't seen it yet. A reminder to everyone else in the league that this kid is a step beyond NHL elite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesNorthern View Post
    So the Leafs destroyed the Jets yesterday in their season opener...to me the bigger story and one that might quickly come up depending on how they do is they Jets... this is a team stock loaded with talent but can never seem to get it together and DEFINITELY DO NOT have a solution between the pipes. If they continue on the schneid, I wouldn't be suprised to see them try to shake things up. Not sure what exactly that would be, maybe a coaching change...first ? haha
    Coach MO has more lives than an outdoor cat...how he just secured an extension is beyond me...he will reside on the coaching hot seat unless that team makes the playoffs. How do you have 8 power plays and lose 7-2 on home ice???

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    How do you have 8 power plays and lose 7-2 on home ice???
    By having crappy goaltending, crappy penalty killing and playing the Leafs. This Leafs team is going to be lighting people up all season I fear.

    Ron Hainsey last night? 22:53 TOI 12:03 of that was killing penalties. As happy as I am that Hainsey has moved on, Penalty Killing is one area he is going to help the Leafs for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmaleski2 View Post
    Connor McDavid 3 Calgary Flames 0 Welcome to the 17-18 NHL season!

    https://sports.yahoo.com/watch-conno...9.html?src=rss

    There is a video of his 2nd goal in that story for those who haven't seen it yet. A reminder to everyone else in the league that this kid is a step beyond NHL elite.
    More like 3 or 4 steps. That kid is Bure fast.

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    Crazy start to the season so far. 4 hat tricks already (McDavid, Simmons, Ovechkin, Saad), the Pens giving up FIFTEEN goals in their first 2 games (5-4 OT loss to the Blues and 10-1 Loss last night to Chicago).

    The Pens went with Niemi to start the back to back roadie at Chicago and he lasted 9:16, allowing 4 goals. It was so bad they had to bring Murray in to play 2 nights in a row to start the season and he got lit up for 6 goals in the final 50 minutes. There were lot of pundits predicting problems with the Pens not having a quality backup behind Matt Murray. Niemi isn't THAT bad of course, but for now he's sporting a 25.90 GAA and a .692 Sv%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmaleski2 View Post
    Crazy start to the season so far. 4 hat tricks already (McDavid, Simmons, Ovechkin, Saad), the Pens giving up FIFTEEN goals in their first 2 games (5-4 OT loss to the Blues and 10-1 Loss last night to Chicago).

    The Pens went with Niemi to start the back to back roadie at Chicago and he lasted 9:16, allowing 4 goals. It was so bad they had to bring Murray in to play 2 nights in a row to start the season and he got lit up for 6 goals in the final 50 minutes. There were lot of pundits predicting problems with the Pens not having a quality backup behind Matt Murray. Niemi isn't THAT bad of course, but for now he's sporting a 25.90 GAA and a .692 Sv%.
    In 424 career games, Niemi is 2.50/.913. Those aren't bad numbers.

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