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Posted by ray on Sun, 2013-10-13 08:46

Good morning hockey fans. Happy Thanksgiving!

I guess I have to start with Tomas Hertl.  What an amazing start by the Shark rookie.  Do you think the Alex Edler hit was a message for the disrespect shown to Ranger goaltender Marty Biron?  Remember, Tortorella was Biron’s coach the past few seasons.

San Jose, Colorado and St. Louis are undefeated, as is Calgary but they have 2 OTL.  Who woulda thunk it about Colorado and especially Calgary?  I know, it’s early.

The NY Rangers and the Edmonton Oilers have given up the most goals so far this season; 25.  I thought the Blueshirts defense was better than that.  I’m sure they will turn it around, don’t you?

New Jersey doesn’t have a win yet?  I know they miss Kovalchuk but this is ridiculous.  I thought they had tremendous goaltending?

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest NHL franchise, the Columbus Blue Jackets. They are finally playing like an NHL club.  And, they are fun to watch.

The first game for Hockey Night In Canada last night paired 2 up-and-coming, exciting teams; the Oilers and Maple Leafs.  And they didn’t disappoint with a 6-5 overtime doozy.

The Detroit Red Wings seem to like playing in the Eastern Conference.

I’m sure the Boston Bruins are happy that Loui Eriksson finally got on the board last night; but not as happy as the Dallas Stars are with budding Superstar Tyler Seguin’s 4-point night against the Jets on Friday.

Yakupov being scratched from the Oiler lineup against the Leafs really messed with their defense, lol.

Pavel Datsyuk is just amazing.

I think Sidney Crosby had enough of this Hertl frenzy, so he went out and scored a hat trick.

Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche are another feel-good story early on.

Semyon Varlamov is playing like Patrick Roy.  Or maybe, he IS Patrick Roy in net?

The Sabres lost again last night and have no wins but don’t blame G Ryan Miller.  His numbers are actually really good.  2.29 GAA and A .941 SP….not too shabby.

The Rangers were STEEN-rolled in St. Louis last night.  I’ll give them 20 games, just like it took the Washington Capitals a little while to get adjusted to Adam Oates game plan last season.

The Nashville Predators finally played their type of game, limiting the NY Islanders to 16 shots on goal.  Rookie defenseman, Seth Jones, scored his first NHL goal, on the power play.  Congrats!

Dan Ellis is no Kari LEhtonen.

Whatever happened to promising defenseman named Alex Goligoski?  Boy, he certainly went south in the scoring department.

Zach Parise had 7 SOG last night and has 30 in 5 games.  You would think that’s a lot but he had around 350 in two consecutive years with the New Jersey Devils a few years back.

Good to see Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty back after only missing only one game.  They need him in their lineup.

Vancouver D-man Jason Garrison is firing his howitzer at will.  He had 10 SOG last night.

Canadien G Carey Price needs to play like last night more often.

Those San Jose Sharks are pretty frightening.  So much scoring depth.  Plus they have Niemi in net.

Enjoy your week!