With the ’21-’22 NHL season less than a week old, injuries are already playing a role this season. No team has been hit worse than the Vegas Golden Knights, the current list includes: Alex Tuch, Nicolas Roy, Brett Howden, William Carrier, Mattias Janmark, Max Pacioretty, and potentially Mark Stone as well.
WOW, that is quite the tough pill to swallow, but we don’t end there. Petr Mrazek of the Maple Leafs is out week-to-week with a groin injury and Auston Matthews is still day-to-day after having off-season wrist surgery. If that still wasn’t enough, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in Pittsburgh still remain out of the line-up.
Starting the season with so many of the league’s top talent sidelined with injures has so many different effects on the league, from gambling to playoff births to fantasy sports. It will be interesting to see the injury report develop throughout the next month and the impact on the standings and teams headed into the trade deadline. Only time will tell..
Even if you are a casual hockey fan, I would be willing to bet you have heard the name John Tavares hundreds, if not thousands, of times over the past 10-15 years. For those of you who may not know everything there is to know about Tavares, sit back and let me give you an […]
If you have any doubts that Trevor Zegras is a big game player? Look no further than tonight’s Anaheim Ducks game versus the Arizona Coyotes. A very physical and vocal match went the distance plus…however the real question is…what did Trevor say? A few thoughts on the altercation between Trevor Zegras and Tony Stecher. We […]
Two Western Conference teams on opposite trajectories collided Saturday afternoon in Denver and nearly experienced a reversal of fortunes. The defending champion Colorado Avalanche beat the trade-seeking St. Louis Blues 4-2. The Avalanche are now 7-1 in the last 14 days with a 33-15 advantage in goals. The Blues have lost four straight games and […]