We’re rapidly hitting the 20-game market across the league, and thankfully, we haven’t faced a ticket cancellation pandemic around the league like the past two years.
Let’s take a look at the top headlines from the past week:
Troy Terry is amazing
Anaheim’s start is a great storyline, with the team currently holding a surprising second place ahead of Edmonton in the Pacific Division. One of the key keys to Anaheim’s hot start was Troy Terry, one of the brightest young stars of the team.
Terry is in his fifth season and currently leads the Ducks in scoring with 20 points. He currently holds a 14-point streak in the game and is indeed the team’s early-season MVP.
Many expected the Ducks to have to fight near the bottom of the table, but Terry and veterans Ryan Getzlaf and Adam Henrique are doing their best so far to try and surpass most expectations early on.
Something has to change in Vancouver
Everything that could go wrong, went wrong for the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver is much lower than the .500 mark, their strength play is currently under 70% and they have conceded 19 goals in the last three matches.
You have to ask: what’s next for GM Jim Benning and coach Travis Green? Things are not looking good either, and it may be time to start things up. The fan base is asking for it and it simply might be the right time to make the change since they can’t get any worse than they are right now.
Another year without the playoffs will signal for the Canucks ownership to look for a successor to Benning, but it seems the franchise still appreciates him. We’ll see how that changes in the coming weeks.
Morgan Reilly unlocked backspin
Backspin is a golfing term, not exactly what you hear about hockey.
But Toronto Maple Leafs guard Morgan Reilly has shown that anything is possible. Watch how Reilly’s shot beat Buffalo’s Aaron Dell in Toronto’s 5-4 win this past Saturday night.
We still haven’t gotten word on whether Reilly’s stick is actually made by Titleist or Callaway, but it’s pretty cool.
https://www.si.com/hockey/news/three-things-we-learned-in-week-5-of-the-nhl-season Three things we learned in week 5 of the 2021-22 NHL season