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Can you believe the start the Montreal Canadiens are off to? We can't. It would be one thing if they were winning games like the last two seasons, with Price saving them game in and game out, but the Habs are actually outplaying teams, and the system continues to be tweaked an improved each game. What happened in the offseason, and where should the credit go?
The Columbus Blue Jackets are the exact opposite of the Canadiens, off to a dismal 0-7-0 start, the worst in franchise history, and have already fired head coach Todd Richards. The biggest problem has been Sergei Bobrovsky though, and is temperamental new coach John Tortorella even a fit?
There was a lot of hype around the Calgary Flames this offseason after they made highly respectable moves in acquiring Dougie Hamilton and Michael Frolik, yet they're off to a disastrous 1-5-0 start, and the league's second worst goal differential at -13. Are the Flames just the latest victim of mistaking riding percentages for good play, or is it just a bad start?