The NHL got underway last night as the surprising defending champs St. Louis were knocked off at home by Washington. My favorite player Connor McDavid, who has recovered from his knee injury, scored the winning goal for Edmonton last night. I saw the highlight and of course it was dazzling. This CM is a speeding bullet and it would be nice if his team becomes more competitive this season. The Oilers have been in the dumps forever it seems despite a rash of high draft picks. As we all know ESPN does it's best to shove hockey talk into a back page corner. The best hope of hearing much of anything is to watch a late night sports center show where the always excellent Barry Melrose gets a word in edgewise amidst the highlights. One very intriguing story line in the media capitol. We might be witnessing a Willie Mays- Mickey Mantle ( NYC early 50's) ordeal with W Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers and C Jack Hughes of the Devils. Hughes was chosen first and reminds me of Steve Yzerman. The extremely talented Kakko was picked second. The NY market has a couple of jeweled rookies to focus on this season and beyond which bodes well for the future of the NHL. Exciting stories await in this white friendly league.