Sunday, October 12, 2008

How Things Change

Is anyone surprised to see Dany Heatley leading the goals? Roberto Luongo leading the league in shutouts? What about Henrik Lundqvist leading the league in wins? Surely you didn't see Sean Avery leading the league in penalty minutes.

Yes, the season is very young, but already familar faces are once again at the top of the charts. With that said, already a few surprises.

Let's start with Daniel Sedin, who currently leads the league with five points in just two games. The Canucks are off to a 2-0 start, which is good for a team everyone counted out before the puck dropped.

Atlanta, who many predicted to be the worst team in hockey, has three of a possible four points.

What about the rookie race. Stamkos isn't leading it, nor is anyone from Phoenix.

Stats mean nothing at this point, as we are just a handfull of games into the season, but it is interesting to see how things are already starting to unfold. Teams like St. Louis, Atlanta, Carolina and Minnesota are showing life, something many did not think they had. On the other side, teams like Calgary, Tampa, Philly and Chicago are showing they were not quite ready to start the season.

I love the NHL, and I love how every night there are exciting matchups tonight.

The Oilers kick their season off tonight against Colorado, which should be a great divisional matchup. With that said, the game of the night goes to Phoenix at Anaheim. Both these teams are going to be contenders this season, and it will be a great test for the young Coyotes.

The other game on the sched tonight is San Jose at LA, otherwise known as Rob Blake's return to LA. The Sharks look to go 3-0 on the season. San Jose beat LA 3-1 last night, with San Jose outshooting them 41-13.

Cheechoo is going to have a comeback year, you heard it here first.

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