RotoWire's Paul Bruno discusses the early-season opportunities created by injuries to star veterans, including Evgeny Kuznetsov's opportunity to play alongside Alex Ovechkin in the absence of Nicklas Backstrom.
A young and exciting Ottawa Senators team is terrorizing the NHL, while Jordan Eberle is piling up points for the Oilers. Meanwhile in Nashville, reduced minutes for Cody Franson is leading to reduced production.
Carey Price is having an incredible season for the Canadiens and leads the league in almost every goaltending category. He's carrying Montreal into President's Trophy contention and they aren't doing much to help him.