So the season is going well for the start with the european games, proposed new schedule for next season, playoff predictions, uprising of the new rookies, a better NHL game (not for PC though), and all in all just suiting up for the new season! However there has been some controversy about checks to the head, the leafs goaltending, Edmonton's decisions in the off-season, signing of star players, etc. I fell very strongly about the sport of hockey, so I will dedicate this post to the sport and talk about it. Oh, and good job Newgrounds for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!
Also on the topic of Breast Cancer Awareness, the NHL again is supporting it with the players pink sticks, helmats and the every so often story of how one player was impacted with a family member getting breast cancer. It's really nice and is no matter to make fun of on the fourms. It is a serious illness that impacts millions. Please don't for the sake of you and those around you.
Anyway, back to the season openers. The european games between the Ducks and the Kings went very well with scores of 4-1 in both games; Ducks won once and the Kings won once. It's great to see the NHL rase awareness in Europe because more and more hockey players are coming from there! Some people don't approve european players in the NHL oddly enough... Also, the Kings new rookie goaltender premired Jonathon Bernier who made a huge impact on the Kings win with a save percentage of .963! Unfortunally, the Kings did not play him for the next game and lost.
In the pre-season, TSN predicted what order all the teams would be in best to worst. Here's the top 10 teams predicted by TSN:
1. Ottawa Senators
2. Detroit Red Wings
3. Anaheim Ducks
4. Buffalo Sabres
5. San Jose Sharks
6. New York Rangers
7. Minnesota Wild
8. Calgary Flames
9. Pittsburgh Penguins
10. Vancouver Canucks
Other interesting teams (imo) include the Colorado Avalance in 12th that improved drastically with off-season signings, Toronto Maple Leafs at 16th just for ranking higher than Tampa Bay, Islanders, and Hurricanes and Phoenix Coyotes for ranking dead last.
And so this is all the time I have for now. Next time I will talk about the rookies, signing of star players, checks to the head and much more. Hope to see you on the ice this winter!