Is it too late to start a hockey thread for the season? I certainly don't think so...
As happy as I am that Winnipeg has a team, they won't be winning for a long time. Dustin Byfuglien has talent, but a) Big Buff just isn't the type of player you build a team around and b) he often just circles around the ice doing nothing, like he's two steps behind everybody else.
Raise your hand if you thought Davis Payne would be sacked so quickly. It's not his fault the Blues are in near-constant rebuilding mode; Erik Johnson never recovered from the golf cart incident and others will be purged soon. Good luck to Ken Hitchcock, though.
Meanwhile, I gotta hand it to the new-look Hawks: this is what happens when you sign unrestricted free agents, and not overpay to boot. Did you hear that, Dale Tallon?