The chase for the Stanley Cup begins today, and I am so excited that I set a timer for the games tonight three days ago. That is sick, but I came to terms with it long ago. This season will have many bumps and WTF moments and controversies like every other, and every major hockey analyst has predicted that nothing will change from last season. (Looking at you, TSN. You've switched Columbus for LA. That's it. Really?) Regardless, the first month or two of the season teach us nothing. Players are still working out chemistry, everyone is (relatively) healthy but not in midseason shape, and the rookies are figuring out just how big and fast everyone is in the NHL. Until Christmas, who knows what is going to happen? One of the teams expected to contend for the Cup will be just awful, and a few ...
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