10 Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Start of the NHL Season

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10 Knee-Jerk Reactions to the Start of the NHL Season
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL season is a week old, so it's time for coaches to be fired, players to be traded or demoted and awards to be handed out.

In other words, it's all about immediate impressions and knee-jerk reactions.

In actuality, one week of the season probably doesn't mean a thing. If you listen to hockey expert and TSN analyst Bob McKenzie, perhaps the sport's most respected information provider, the first two weeks of the season mean nothing, and you need at least a month to get a fair read.

Try telling that to Peter Laviolette, who is now the former head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers after his team got off to an 0-3-0 start.

If Paul Holmgren and Ed Snider can react so quickly by firing Laviolette, we can also. Here's our knee-jerk reactions to the start of the season, along with the more realistic conclusions that will be provided during the 82-game regular season..

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