5 surprises the NHL threw at us in October

The first month of the NHL season has wrapped and, as usual, it contained its fair number of surprises.

Patrick Sharp

Are you surprised that, through October, this guy is the NHL's leading goal scorer with ten to his credit?

Were the number of suspensions and blather surrounding them a surprise? Maybe. What teams surprised you – by either their good or poor play? In no particular order, here are five things that surprised me about the NHL in October. (more…)

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Goaltending in Stanley Cup Playoffs is a crapshoot

Canadiens' netminder Jaroslav Halak makes one of his 53 saves in G6 v. Washington

Canadiens' netminder Jaroslav Halak makes one of his 53 saves in G6 v. Washington

Coaches hate players like Montréal Canadiens’ netminder Jaroslav Halak. And if they don’t, they really should. Last night, the guy stops 53 pucks to defeat the Caps and force Game Seven. He’s a hero in Montreal! A hero! Just ten days ago, he was a bum. So much of a bum, that head coach Jacques Martin started Carey Price in Game Four. Today’s NHL coaches never know what they’re getting from night-to-night in goal. Great for the fans. Horrible for coaches. (more…)

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