I felt like it needed to be created for the sake of all the hockey fans on here. There are quite a few along with myself. I would love to discuss the season and its many controversies as they transpire throughout the season. New rules have been added, new faces have arrived, and the season has officially begun. I'm excited to see how this year will go down. So many new trades and so many teams have really upped the tempo when it comes to their fore-check and overall play. There's teams this year that will surprise many I feel.
I'd rather not get into the whole Connor McDavid thing. But I will because my mind is telling me yes. I believe he's totally overrated. Yes the kid is good, but he isn't Sidney Crosby good. The fact that people make that comparison is absolutely ridiculous. This is my personal opinion and I'm not trying to offend anyone or start any arguments. He's a great player, I'll admit that. But he isn't the best of the best in my eyes. There's other rookies being overlooked. He just impressed in the preseason and training camps. But now that he's officially in the NHL it's time to step it up, he's playing with the big boys now. I hate going with the crowd, so the fact everyone (even my own girlfriend) is overhyping this McDavid guy, gets on my nerves. I would love to see him get decked by Chara. No offense. Great kid. Tons of potential. But way too overhyped in my eyes. Eichel has impressed me more than him. To me, he's just another Taylor Hall. This kid is going to get eaten alive.
The Leafs home opener went exactly like I expected it to go down. Same with their game against the Red Wings, who by the way, have a super nasty forecheck going on. They may very well make a playoff run this year. But back to the Leafs .. they always seem to start off really cold at the beginning of every season, but they slowly begin to creep up with a few adjustments. It's still too late to call anything at this point, especially considering the fact that the season just started. However I feel as though Babcock still needs to make some major adjustments if anyone wants to see any hope for the Leafs. I was just watching their game tonight, and it was brutal to watch. The Wings were all over them.
To wrap it up, on the bright side, Tarasenko started off the season exactly how I wanted him to. #TheNotes