Didn’t the Pittsburgh Penguins just lift the Stanley Cup? With the draft, trades, summer leagues, tryout camps and the White House controversy following the Stanley Cup playoffs ending in June, the hockey season never really ends around here.
The NHL restarted again last night with four games. In two days the Vegas Golden Knights will debut, with 66-to-1 longshot odds to win the next Stanley Cup.
Only Detroit, Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey and Vancouver are worse. Detroit! Imagine that! How the mighty have fallen!
Pittsburgh is the odds-on favourite to win a third straight cup, with Chicago, Anaheim and Minnesota the leading challengers to Sidney Crosby’s reign.
Everybody wants to watch the talented kids — McDavid, Laine, Eichel and Matthews —and some of the veterans — Jagr, Marleau, Tavares and Karlsson.
It’s a wonderful time on the sporting calendar, but before the Stanley Cup is hoisted again, sports fans get to watch the World Series, Grey Cup, Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics.
What a shame there won’t be current NHL players in the Olympics, but they don’t have much time available.