The undefeated season is out. I know, but put away the Kleenex.
The Hawks lost Friday night in a pretty sloppy, bad ice-y, nervous energy filled affair. Both teams seemed too anxious to start the season and prove something, and hence you basically got hurling on ice. There were lots of passes missing sticks by some margin, or bouncing off of them, or bouncing over them, or not even coming close.
The Louvre will not be asking for tapes of this any time soon.
The first goal was a result of Nick Leddy and Duncan Keith being paired together. I can't think of another coach who would opt to not have one of the three best shutdown pairings in the league put together, but here you are Coach Quenneville. Seabrook and Keith need to be together, maybe one day you'll learn this. Leddy and Keith also gave up two breakaways against, but maybe that's not enough. I'm not on this system.
The Patrick Kane at center experiment lasted one period. For those of you that had...