The sun rising on the Sabres, the Blue Jackets’ struggles, what to expect from Connor McDavid and more in your NHL blog beat.
NHL NUMBERS: Cam Lewis on what we should expect from Connor McDavid’s rookie season.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Mark Scheig examines what’s going on with the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets.
PENSBURGH: Eric Bowser wonders if Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Johnston is seeking perfection.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Dustin Nelson believes there’s more to Thomas Vanek’s decline than injuries and adjusting to a new system.
JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: Dean Lombardi’s strange comments about Mike Richards.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Demetri Fragopoulos goes searching for Bobby Ryan.
THE SIN BIN: Jason Pothier suggests Las Vegas landing a relocated franchise, like perhaps the Arizona Coyotes, could be a good thing.
PUCK BUDDYS: An interview with Washington Capitals anthem singer Bob McDonald