Developments from the NHL’s opening week, the Oilers complex messiah and much more in your NHL blog beat.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines a dozen developments from the NHL’s first week, dips into his grab bag for other notable NHL news, and the NHL weekend that was.

The Senators have an emerging star in Kyle Turris.

The Senators have an emerging star in Kyle Turris.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers’ complex messiah.

TODAY’S SLAPSHOT: Sonny Sachdeva believes Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris is ready to establish himself as a star.

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Mike Leonard examines the star players who turned into equally successful NHL coaches and those who didn’t.

THE CANNON: Jeff Little examines the Blue Jackets’ crisis of confidence.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Cam Hasbrouck expects the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins to overcome their slow starts.

FAN RAG SPORTS: Luke Lapinski lists eight NHL rookie of the year candidates to watch this season.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Chris Pudsey examines the early-season fantasy hockey stock market.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier examines the playing career of Colorado Avalanche great Joe Sakic.

HOCKEY GRAPHS: Examining the relationship between competition and observed results.