OTPP: A look at the Early Days of the 2015-16 NHL Season

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

The new NHL season is a week old and Dave and Ben look at the early days and the big news from around the league.

They look at the starts for rookies like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Max Domi, Nikolaj Ehlers, Daniel Sprong, Dylan Larkin and others.  Who are the great young rookies in the NHL making a difference for their teams early in the year.  Who is surprising us, and who will be gone after a nine-game tryout, and who will stay the entire year.

The boys also look at the struggles of teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins and more.  Why are they having such a hard time early in the year?  Why are superstar players like Sergei Bobrovsky and Sidney Crosby not getting the job done early.  Which of these teams need to make changes, and what changes do they need.

They also look at teams that are playing extremely well includling the surprise of the league in the Arizona Coyotes, and the hot starts of the Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings, and Tampa Bay Lightning.  Can these teams keep up their play and who is looking like a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup?

All that and more in this week’s edition of On The Powerplay.

OTPP: A look at the Early Days of the 2015-16 NHL Season

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