The dawn of a new NHL season is upon us, and it will be a memorable one — regardless of which team hoists the Stanley Cup — given that the paralyzing impact of the global pandemic. With that in mind, here are some burning questions concerning the Canadian teams before the puck drops on Wednesday.
Connor McDavid scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday for their first win of the NHL season.
Patrik Laine scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets started their season with a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames Thursday.
And after seeing many of their prospects up close in the minors the last few years, not to mention some key off-season acquisitions brought to the nation's capital, Sheldon Keefe believes the temperature of the once-nasty Battle of Ontario is about to rise significantly.