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.
Boston – Tuukka 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?
Colorado – Is Calvin Pickard the best goalie for Colorado?
Columbus – Is it hard to believe that Zach Werenski is this good?
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?