Following Tuesday night's 3-2 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Bell Centre, the world of the season for the Montreal Canadiens may have changed from "inconsistency" to "redundancy".
You don't have to look too far back in the archives here at TCL to notice that most of the writers haven't exactly been happy with the level of effort the team has been showing on most nights. Win or lose, there always seems to be something major to complain about with every passing game. Either they're barely holding on for win, or simply unable to score any goals or play consistently for sixty minutes.
The Detroit Red Wings take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight in Hockeytown in a matchup of a team that is undefeated and one that has no wins.
The Red Wings are off to their best start since 1997-98 when they won the Stanley Cup, going 4-0 in their first four games. Columbus, on the other hand, has gone 0-5-1 in their first six and sit last in the league. Of the 15 teams in the Western Conference, only 2 don't have two wins, obviously the Jackets, while the other is the San Jose Sharks.
This is one of those games where you expect Detroit to dominate and get the win. With my experience in these matters, usually the opposite happens. While I expect Detroit to win because ...
Youth is going to be key this season for the Nashville Predators if they are going to have any sort of success. Boasting the youngest listed roster in the NHL at 25.8, the Predators are in the midst of a youth movement, but they are still expected to compete this season.
They got off to a good start on opening night, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in a hard fought game that came down to the wire. With goals from Halischuk, Suter and Smith, the Preds were able to overcome Columbus in the first time these two teams had ever played each other in a season opener.
While the Predators did start slow with constant pressure by the Jackets, they were able to get o...