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Last week on The Quickie: Could the Comets beat the Sens?

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The red-hot Utica Comets were one of the topics of discussion on The Quickie last week.

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VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 18: Sven Baertschi #47 of the Vancouver Canucks checks his sticks before their NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena January 18, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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The first full week of The Quickie is now in the books. Here’s a rundown on the five episodes from last week, in case you didn’t get a chance to listen in.

Why I’m cheering for the Rangers to make the playoffs

Look, the New York Rangers are a fun hockey team to watch. They’re piling up the shots and chances, and looked much more dynamic offensively than that New Jersey Devils team that the Canucks saw the day before.

As much as I want to see fun, exciting hockey teams make the playoffs, the Rangers are still a flawed hockey team. They’ve given up the most scoring chances per game in the league by a wide margin.

John Tortorella is a thug

The former Canucks head coach was in the news last week for multiple reasons, with overcoming skin cancer and shitting on the shootout being near the top of the list.

One of Tortorella’s biggest coaching challenges has come this season with a depleted Blue Jackets team. So far this season, he’s been able to squeeze the most out of a team that many expected to finish outside of the playoffs.

Can Patty save the Sharks?

So far, so good for Patrick Marleau this season. Even though he turned 40 before signing with the Sharks, he started off strong with five points in his first five games.

As for the rest of the team, well, they’re flawed to say the least. A 5-2 loss to the lowly Ottawa Senators on Sunday did nothing to quell the questions. Teams like the Canucks or the Arizona Coyotes are probably seeing some early opportunity with the Sharks sliding down the standings.

Could the Comets beat the Sens?

After watching the Utica Comets pot 29 goals in their first five games I posed the question, could they beat the Ottawa Senators?

A portion of Canucks nations seems convinced.

The Comets now have 35 goals in their first seven games. This shouldn’t be too surprising with the talent they have down there right now, but it’s still nice to see the offence come to fruition. Currently, Utica is the only unbeaten team in the AHL with seven wins to start the season.

Badass Sir Binny & the rematch

Jordan Binnington added another chapter to his story last Thursday after his altercation with Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford.

The incident became even funnier when Kyle Clifford said after the game that Binnington didn’t speak a word to him and that he was “like a mute.”

Binnington has had a strong start to the season with a .912 save percentage, which is a little bit more human that last season.

I also talked about the Stanley Cup rematch, which ended in a 3-0 Bruins win. Kudos to you if you listened to my betting advice on that one.