What I’m Watching:
St Louis at Los Angeles. I don’t know who I’m rooting for (LA, maybe?) because I loathe both teams, but it should be a good game regardless. Also, San Jose at New York Islanders & Dallas at Pittsburgh both should be fun to watch. Stars & Penguins in particular because it’s going to be a showcase of offensive strength.
Player(s) to Watch:
- Patric Hornqvist & Nick Spaling – the two former-Nashville Predators, have both had nothing but accolades from their new teammates & coaching staff. Hornqvist has been tearing it up, skating on a line with Sidney Crosby (2 games, 2 goals, 2 assists)
- Brock Nelson’s shooting percentage is unsustainable at 80%, but it’s going to be fun to see how long this streak lasts.
- Someone needs to shine for the Carolina Hurricanes with most of their stars out. Jeff Skinner may be back from his concussion and if so, keep an eye on him. I have a feeling he’ll be lighting mups.
- Rick Nash, despite New York Rangers tire fire the other night, has been doing nothing but good for them. I expect it to continue.