from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,
It’s even earlier in the NHL season, so assuming anomalous trends will continue is a good way to lose a lot of money. I’ll take the lead from my favorite Monday Night Football panel feature to examine the early hiccups and highlights of this hockey season.
SAN JOSE STARTS 1-3-0
The Sharks have scored only four goals in their past three games (all losses) and currently sit third-last in the West. Joe Thornton and Logan Couture have as many points as Douglas Murray and Martin Havlat hasn’t even played a game, while Michal Handzus and Andrew Desjardins are among the team’s leading goal scorers. Is this a sign of bad things to come?...
THE RED WINGS START 4-0-0
First off, if this is a surprise to you, I hope for your sake you’re not involved in any fantasy hockey leagues.
Every year we hear how the Wings are too old or how they have no goaltending. Now, Jimmy Howard didn’t have the best season in 2010-11, but it wasn’t bad, either. In fact, his...