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Some observations I have seen lately:

As Kessel goes so do the Leafs, it is no coincidence that Kessel's pointless streak pretty much goes hand in hand with the Leaf's losing streak. I think Burke has actually made some good moves with Versteeg and Armstrong, at the very least the Leafs are respectable but that scoring punch is lacking still. Macarthur is a good player too but should he be your top scorer? I don't think so. Kessel has to find a way and soon for the ship to get back on course after a great start in T.O.

Rene Bourque is Calgary's leader is goals and points even after missing a couple games. Please get used to this stat, he is going to be there for a few years.

Malkin is injured right?? right?? Normally having a .8 PPG average is great for most players but Malkin is expected and can do much better. So he's injured right? I love watching this guy play so I hope he gets back to form and whatever is ailing him ( I think it's nowingeritis ) gets corrected soon.

Byfuglien and Ladd Love Atlanta. Hey two guys at a point per game pace does hurt that team, in fact it's nice to see as I think they have relied on one guy for far too long.

The Sedin's are on pace for just under a 100 points, watching them gain momentum you can't help but wonder if they will break that plateau again or if they will come to earth and be very average awesome players at around 85-90 points. This year is kind of fun to see if they can keep up that pace and be consistent or if it was a one off year of being lights out incredible.

What is more surprising New Jersey being 4-10 or St. Louis being 9-2? I thought St. Louis was going to be better but 9-2? That's a start every team in the league wants.

Islanders...9 straight defeats. That is very difficult to get back, just ask the Flames last year. On the plus side Tavares is at .76 points per game so he is improving...just got to work on that minus 12.

Proving that this is a skilled players game now: Selanne at the age of 40 is 5th in scoring, love it.

No one touches Skinner for the Calder this year by a mile, if you believe that you build teams down the middle then Staal, Sutter and Skinner look pretty impressive to me for years to come.

Neurvirth, Price, Brobovski are at the top of the goalie column for wins.. who?? Price I could see maybe but it's nice to see new blood coming in and getting the job done. Thomas is undefeated right now, that's incredible really if you look at who Boston has played.

Have a great weekend!

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