Around the league - Oct 29 2009

Jason Gregor
October 29 2009 09:56AM

We near the end of the first month of the season, and there are many great story lines on the ice. The Avalanche are still cruising, Alexander Ovechkin is still scoring, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are making waves on the west coast, there is still a double-standard for suspensions, the defending champs look dominant, even though Crosby isn’t top-ten in scoring and now teams are starting to sniff around for possible trades.

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GDFD No. 11: Hope you got your shots

Ryan Lambert
October 28 2009 05:44PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 11th game of the season on Oct. 28, 2009.

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On This Day Over The Past Three Years

Jonathan Willis
October 26 2009 11:42AM

It's early.  Still, teams that get off to strong starts can protect themselves against injuries and late season slumps, while teams getting off to weak starts can dig themselves a hole that's extremely difficult to climb out of.  Are there examples of teams leading the league or dwelling in the basement at this point turning their seasons around?  Let's look back over the past three years.

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GDFD No. 10: Wait, they're GOOD?

Ryan Lambert
October 24 2009 12:21PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 10th game of the season on Oct. 24, 2009.

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Northwest is best (for now)

Jean Lefebvre
October 24 2009 09:00AM

We’re in that tweener stage of a new season.

It’s late enough that the TV-sports dullards have stopped making those “Joe Left-wing is on pace for a 246-goal season” comments but not yet far enough along in the campaign to stop questioning such phenomena as whether a coaching change is really all that was needed for Dustin Penner to release his inner Mario Lemieux.

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