Did the NHL Season Really Start Today?

KP WeeSenior Writer IOctober 4, 2008

I found myself not really caring today that the NHL season started.

Maybe I got Sean Crowe's disease; I don't know.

But starting the regular season in Prague (Rangers vs. Lightning) and Stockholm (Penguins vs. Senators), while there was a whole slate of exhibition games going on just didn't seem right.

So, the Boston Bruins lost 3-1 to the New York Islanders at TD Banknorth Garden (that's still a handful to say, and I'm still not used to it). Tim Thomas was peppered with 35 shots in a losing effort and kept the B's in it.

Yawn. Did I really care?


The Maple Leafs lost to the Red Wings on Friday and Saturday in a couple of "Original Six" contests, with Toronto showing again they can't stop the other team in the third periods.


It was all just preseason action.

Thus, it was hard to get excited about this so-called opening night of the NHL season. Or "NHL Premiere," as the 2008-'09 NHL calendar stated. Whatever.

There were six exhibition games in total Saturday, followed by eight more to be played Sunday, and another one Monday.

What, has the NHL now become Major League Baseball, where you have some teams starting early and others still playing meaningless contests?

I'm starting to be like Sean Crowe...What NHL?

**Not only does KP Wee write for Bleacher Report, he’s also a published author. Check out his fiction novel, “Showing Their Scales,” on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.**