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The Morning After the Night Before: 14 October 2016

When Canucks fans waited patiently for Game 1, and Bobby Lu moved up the all-time wins list...

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Night 2 of the 2016/17 season saw sparks fly, goals fly, pretty much everything fly. Isn't it great to have real hockey back? Let's take a look back at last night's action and stories from around the league:



- A player-by-player look at what is in store this season. [Province]

- No change in our leadership group this season. I expect this will change next year, as at the very least Erik Gudbranson will need an 'A':

- Bold predictions indeed. Apart from the Sedins being PPG players (anything close would be fantastic), I can see all of the others happening. [Canucks]



- Boston thrased the BJs 6-3 (more below) thanks to five points from Brad Marchand. He leads the league in scoring, and is having quite the time of it.

- Nail Yakupov had a goal and an assist in his home debut for St Louis. Oh-oh Edmonton, have you lost another trade involving a former #1 pick? [UPI]

- One my my favorite players, Brendan Gallagher, scored twice as the Habs won. Hindsight is 20/20, but we really should have drafted the kid. [Sportsnet]

- He may not have scored four goals like Auston Matthews, but Patrik Laine did score on his Jets debut. And put up an assist. A really positive debut.

- The Oilers are no longer top of the league. Hooray! Columbus are bottom, hooray! [ standings]



- Roberto Luongo snatched another win; that made it 437 for the career, tying him for 6th all-time with Jacques Plante. Just let that sink in for a bit.

- John Tortorella laid into his team yet again last night. Why do NHL GMs keep hiring this idiot? [Sportsnet]

- What did I say about Andrew Shaw not learning anything from his pre-season suspension? He's now a repeat slew-footer, to add to his growing collection of misdemeanors. I'm calling for 8 games:

- Just to sicken Mr Zanstorm, here is the video of the Penguins raising their Stanley Cup banner. [NHL]

- The Toronto Maple Leafs' Legends Row expanded to ten this week. [Toronto Sun]


Question of the day: What is your bold prediction for the Canucks this season?