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The Morning After The Night Before, 1 November 2016

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Today is All Saints’ Day...let’s pray hard, our Canucks need a miracle!

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Last night was the first game-less night of the new NHL season. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t news to bring you. On the contrary! Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the league as the Canucks try desperately to repair the damage done to their season by this 5-game skid...

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  • If you want some more cheering up, look at the league leaders in goalie stats. Ryan Miller is 7th in GAA with 1.74, and 9th in SV% with .939%. He’s earning that paycheck right now. [NHL]
  • Apparently Loui Eriksson is due some goals. I think we all knew that. [Province]
  • Five scary statistics of the new season. Sadly, the Canucks appear, and not in a good way. [The Score]
  • The Mikhail Sergachev experiment is over for Montreal. He has been re-assigned to the OHL after three pointless games. [Sportsnet]
  • Tonight is Jay Bouwmeester’s 1,000th regular season game. He’s the 307th player to reach that total, and only the 17th active player. He once played 737 consecutive games in the 5th-longest ironman streak in league history. Kudos. [NHL]
  • I still miss him.
  • Speaking of Halloween costumes, check out Baby Tom Wilson. He even looks grumpy just like Adult Tom!
  • Hands up who had Ales Hemsky missing the rest of the season already? Everyone? Yep. [Stars]
  • The NHL never makes the news in the UK. Never. Not even if the Rangers went 82-0-0 and followed it up with 16-0-0, and Derek Stepan posted 100-200-300 followed by 30-40-70. Simply doesn’t happen. Yet the Craig Anderson story made BBC News yesterday. That’s the power of the hockey community guys and gals. This is more than just a game. [BBC]

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Question of the day: How can we get Sven Baertschi going again?