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Hockey Daily Dose

Dose: Scary Thoughts

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Monday is a rare dark night in the NHL and since it is Halloween, we’ll come up with 30 scary (both bad and good) thoughts on this scariest of nights.


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Anaheim – What if Andrew Cogliano still leads the Ducks in goals at the end of the season?


Arizona – Alex Goligoski continues to average a minus-one per game.


BostonTuukka Rask continues to play like he did in 2012-13 and 2013-14. (That’s a scary good thing)


Buffalo - Can Evander Kane ever return to his form of 2011-12?


Calgary – Which goalie is Brian Elliott? Dr. Jekyll (the last four games) or Mr. Hyde (the first three games of the season)?


Carolina – Will Elias Lindholm ever score?  


Chicago- Are Artem Anisimov and Richard Panik really leading the Blackhawks in goals?


Colorado – Is Calvin Pickard the best goalie for Colorado?


Columbus – Is it hard to believe that Zach Werenski is this good?


Dallas – Are the Stars really going to rely on Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen the whole season?


Detroit –  Henrik Zetterberg has only four assists in 10 games. Is he done as an elite forward?


Edmonton – What happens if Connor McDavid ever gets hurt again?


Florida – Is Jonathan Marchessault the Panthers best scorer? And by so much?


Los Angeles – What if the Kings decide that Jonathan Quick needs surgery?


Minnesota – Has Eric Staal regained his effectiveness?


Montreal – What happens if the Habs don’t trade for Shea Weber?


Nashville – What happens if the Predators don’t trade Shea Weber?


New Jersey – What if Cory Schneider is injured for any length of time?


New York Islanders – Can the ice surface at Barclays ever be good?


New York Rangers – Is Rick Nash the player he was two years ago and not last season?


Ottawa – We just wish the best for the wife of Craig Anderson.


Philadelphia – Can Radko Gudas go the whole season without a penalty? Can he go one more game or period?


Pittsburgh – What if Sidney Crosby is concussed again?


St. Louis – Can Kevin Shattenkirk remain a Blue all season? What will be the return if he is not?


San Jose – Can Joe Pavelski win the Art Ross Trophy?


Tampa Bay – Is Ondrej Palat really a minus-eight this season after seasons of plus-32, plus-31 and plus-10?


Toronto – Are the Maple Leafs going to be a team to fear in three seasons?


Vancouver – Will Loui Eriksson ever score into the opponent's net?


Washington – Does John Carlson really only have one point in eight games this season, the least of any Capitals blueliner?


Winnipeg – When will the Jets actually hand over the reins in goal to Connor Hellebuyck on a full time basis?


And a 31st thought as it was Halloween. . .Is the NHL going to go or not going to go to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea?

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.