The NHL season got underway last night as defending champion Penguins lost at home. Sid the Kid scored a goal. Also last night Connor McDavid had a hat trick in the Oilers win over the Flames. McDavid is probably the greatest and most exciting young athlete in the entire world today but that is something outlets like ESPN have yet to recognize. I urge fans to pick up the Hockey News Yearbook. They do a solid job. Over the past several years Sports Illustrated ( I am a long time subscriber) has reduced their coverage of hockey and their "season previews" are somewhat lacking which is why I buy the Hockey News Yearbook. And of course the NHL welcomes in a new team this season the Vegas Golden Knights. They play their first ever game Friday night at Dallas. Their home opener is Tuesday and I believe it is being televised on the NHL network at 10:00 EST. After a disciple of the devil mowed down countless innocent people in one of the worst horror events in American history expect the arena to be loaded with emotion. And rest assured nobody will be taking a cowardly knee.