4 things to watch during the NHL's first month - FanRag Sports (blog)

FanRag Sports (blog)4 things to watch during the NHL's first monthFanRag Sports (blog)Does anyone else feel like they just had their best friend come back from a lengthy European vacation? The NHL's regular season is now underway. Training camp battles have mostly been decided, and final rosters have been in place for several days now.and more »

Babcock says Leafs have to get better in home opener - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailBabcock says Leafs have to get better in home openerThe Globe and MailToronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock has words with an official for an illegal equipment penalty in Winnipeg on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. JOHN WOODS/THE CANADIAN PRESS. NEIL DAVIDSON. TORONTO. The Canadian Press. 30 minutes ...and more »

Terry Jones: Edmonton Oilers expect 'follow the leader' factor will elevate team - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton JournalTerry Jones: Edmonton Oilers expect 'follow the leader' factor will elevate teamEdmonton JournalConnor McDavid isn't going to score all the goals to lead the Edmonton Oilers to victory every game. But with his natural hat-trick in the opening game, the question is if the 20-year-old second-year captain will have a 'Follow The Leader' factor in ...and more »

Defending McDavid: Canucks draw game's toughest task on opening night - TSN

TSNDefending McDavid: Canucks draw game's toughest task on opening nightTSNVANCOUVER CANUCKS. 4h ago. Defending McDavid: Canucks draw game's toughest task on opening night. By Jeff Paterson. Connor McDavid , The Canadian Press. Columnist image. Jeff Paterson · Follow|Archive. VANCOUVER – As you ponder how.and more »

Hat trick history made in NHL openers - NHL.com

NHL.comHat trick history made in NHL openersNHL.comForwards Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks each had a hat trick on Thursday, becoming the third and fourth players to score at least three goals in their team's first game this season. Ovechkin scored ...and more »

A Bunch of Fours - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsA Bunch of FoursYahoo SportsThe season is only two days old as of this writing and already there have been four hat tricks, two on each night. Connor McDavid and Wayne Simmonds got things started on Wednesday while Brandon Saad and Alex Ovechkin continued the goal scoring on ...and more »

Once in a century hat trick history made in NHL openers - CTV News

CTV NewsOnce in a century hat trick history made in NHL openersCTV NewsThe hats were flying on the first two nights of the NHL season. Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Saad each recorded a hat trick in his team's season opener. It's the first time four different players scored at least three goals ...and more »

NHL fans losing their hats over early season scoring surge - CBC.ca

CBC.caNHL fans losing their hats over early season scoring surgeCBC.caWho says the NHL has a scoring problem? If the first two days of the 2017-18 season are any indication, goalies will be in for a tough year. The Maple Leafs opened the season on Wednesday by scoring seven goals against the Jets. "But that's the Jets," ...and more »

Inside McDavid's quest for goal-scoring greatness - TSN

TSNInside McDavid's quest for goal-scoring greatnessTSNEDMONTON - Connor McDavid glanced at the scrap of paper covered in a reporter's scrawl and, yes, the numbers seemed to reflect what he pictured in his mind's eye. The reigning Hart Trophy winner's summer mission was to climb from 30-goal scorer to ...and more »

Daily Poll: Will you be watching the Vancouver Canucks home opener? - Vancouver Sun

Vancouver SunDaily Poll: Will you be watching the Vancouver Canucks home opener?Vancouver SunTravis Green is ready to start his first NHL season on Saturday, when his Canucks host the Edmonton Oilers. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS. Share Adjust Comment Print. The Vancouver Canucks open the 2017/18 season this Saturday on home ...and more »

Five way too early observations about the NHL season - FakeTeams

FakeTeamsFive way too early observations about the NHL seasonFakeTeamsAny good Hollywood movie has a story line, a natural progression from start to end where, more often than not, a character goes through a bildungsroman and ends up (hopefully better) for the trials endured. We are now just 2 days in the season and very ...and more »

McDavid Could Score 100 Goals in a Single Season - The Hockey Writers

The Hockey WritersMcDavid Could Score 100 Goals in a Single SeasonThe Hockey WritersThe idea that any player could score 100 goals in a single season is outlandish considering the only man to get close just so happened to be the greatest hockey player to ever live. Wayne Gretzky set the NHL record in the 1981-82 season with 92 goals ...and more »

Connor McDavid has the skills to create a lot of new hockey fans - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsConnor McDavid has the skills to create a lot of new hockey fansYahoo SportsThe NHL's had some wonderful superstars over the years, and it's not necessarily time for Sidney Crosby to totally pass the torch to Connor McDavid just yet. It could be some time until there is a consensus in that “best in the world” debate. McDavid's ...and more »

McDavid scores hat trick, Oilers blank Flames 3-0 in opener - Herald-Whig

Herald-WhigMcDavid scores hat trick, Oilers blank Flames 3-0 in openerHerald-WhigEdmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) and Connor McDavid (97) wait for hats to be picked up after Connor McDavid scored a hat trick against the Calgary Flames, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta.and more »