The Buffalo Sabres are off to a dreadful start, with head coach Ted Nolan likening them to a Pee Wee team on Monday. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning had themselves a game, that and more in our NHL wraparound.
After each failed in comeback bids to the NHL this offseason, Matthew Lombardi and Peter Mueller are headed back to the Swiss professional league they spent last season in. Both have a history of concussions.
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.