The Colorado Avalanche have yet to score a goal through their first two games and it won't get easier Monday when they play the Bruins. This early season reality check could be good for this young group.
The debate surrounding advanced stats is going to take a new turn this season as more NHL teams made high-profile hires to crunch advanced numbers internally. While the debate changes, however, the game itself may not.
For the last five-plus weeks, Eye on Hockey has gone team-by-team to evaluate each team's core players. To wrap up our offseason series, here's a look at the very best core groups in the league, plus notes on a few others.