Crashing the Crease is SenShot’s daily look at the news and notes from around the NHL.
- The Bruins, almost everyone’s odds on favorite to win the Atlantic Division, still do have some holes to fill, most notably on their third line and play with the man advantage.
- One solution, stick the Big Man in front of the net. Problem with that is you now have to get your shot past 7′ of teammate as well as the goalie and who knows how many other shot blockers. Zdeno Chara might be too much screen.
- Apparently there is some frustration with one of Daniel Alfredsson‘s new linemates and his compete level early on in training camp.
- Is Alain Vigneault looking to shake up what has been the most comfortable spot in the Rangers game – in the crease?
- The most impressive player in the Penguins first pre-season game – Chuck Kobasew??? He might be a longshot to make the team, but he is a Senators killer from what I recall.
- Now that Alex Pietrangelo is tucked away with a tidy contract, do the Blues have the horses to win the Cup?
- You never like to see injuries, especially when a stretcher is involved, but there is good news for Rostislav Klesla as he was alert and apparently didn’t need to go to hospital after being hit by Jordan Nolan and stretchered off the ice.
- While dumb rules are in place that could use changing, of course the NHL went out of its way to implement a new rule that has little to no impact on the game- players can no longer tuck their jersey. Alex Ovechkin doesn’t like the rule, and why make one of your best players, who has openly discussed leaving for the KHL, mad for no good reason?
Check back tomorrow for another tour around the league.