Its official: Its been one of the wackiest quarters in NHL history.
After the most tragic summer in the NHL in recent memory, maybe even ever, we have indeed had quite the first quarter of the NHL season. The Minnesota Wild are 2nd in the NHL, The "revamped" Columbus Blue Jackets are in last (<-- worst prediction I've ever made), Phil Kessel is leading the league in points, The big, nasty, Bruins had the worst Cup hangover EVER, Kari Lethonen and Brian Elliott are the best goalies in the NHL, Jason Garrison has the most goals among all defensemen, Claude Giroux has budded into a superstar sooner rather than later, and we've seen more then 10 suspensions already.
What isn't out of the norm, is the fact that Sidney Crosby, for some reason, cannot, will not, and will never be disciplined in any way, shape or form. The word 'hypocrite' has been thrown towards Crosby since his obviously blatant hit to the head of Ottawa's Nick Foligno last night. It has been called an elbow, but it is clearly more of a punch or a wrist to the face or whatever. If you can't already tell, this paragraph is complete sarcasm. Haven't looked at it since I watched it live, but if my memory serves me correctly, Foligno initiated the scrum, and Sidney was penalized on the play. Enough is enough. I thought we were supposed to enjoy hockey, and not complain about it.
Stay tuned, JUST reached an agreement with another MYhockeybuzz blogger to co-write a series of blogs! Still working on the details, but they should be coming your way soon.
**I want to dedicate this blog to a young man from my school who drowned yesterday morning. His boat capsized while on a hunting trip and his Dad and Uncle were the only ones who emerged from the lake. I played hockey with this kid for 10 years and talked to him the day before he died.. its a very sad time. R.I.P Mitch.**