6 Must Watch Games in Week 1
October is not just any ordinary month on the calendar… it represents much more than the changing of seasons. It is arguably one of the best months of the year and not because of all the beautiful colours and cool winds, but more so because it marks the beginning of a new NHL season. With so much happening this off season with trades and the expansion draft, there are many new faces wearing new jerseys – this season is bound to be a good one.
Here is a go to guide for the must watch games and storylines to begin the 2017-2018 NHL season:
October 4th, 2017
Winnipeg Jets vs the Toronto Maple Leafs
Matthews up against Laine for the Leafs home opener. With both players having such incredible rookie seasons – can these two #1 and #2 overall picks from last seasons draft repeat this success? Will Auston Matthews score 4 goals in the first game of the season like he did against the Ottawa Senators?
San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers
Welcome Nolan Patrick to the NHL. GM Ron Hextall has explicitly said Patrick will be suiting up opening night. Injuries have limited this outstanding draftee as of late, but it will be amazing to see another superstar enter the league playing on team with some great young talent.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs St. Louis Blues
The banner raising home opener for the Penguins is bound to be a good one. Also – Jagr’s debut with the Blues?
October 6th, 2017
Dallas Stars vs Las Vegas Golden Knights
The debut of the Golden Knights of Las Vegas. Can a team of middle to upper class players gel together in such a short period of time? Will it be a disastrous season for the Vegas hopefuls? An abundance of questions are surrounding this new organization. It will be interesting to see this team grow together over this season.
New Jersey Devils vs the Colorado Avalanche
Nico Hischier. The first pick from this off-season’s draft is looking to make an impact with the Devils and boost them into a potential playoff appearance. Is Nico the answer the Devils have been searching for?
October 7th, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators
Stanley Cup Final rematch – the bad blood is not over and the Preds are looking for some revenge.
Don't miss out.