Ramblings: The Long Night is Almost Over, Sleepers, Breakouts, Injuries and Waiver Pickups (Oct. 2)

Cam Robinson

2019-10-01

 

Hockey is coming! 

We did it, folks. The offseason is all but over. The true action begins in mere hours and we are all here for it. 

 

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After the waiver wire looked deeper than the Oilers lineup yesterday, just two players were snapped up. Eric Comrie finds his way out of the Winnipeg organization after stagnating and landing in the desert. The Coyotes will surely attempt to slide him back through waivers when Antti Raanta is cleared to resume action – which sounds like it isn't too far off. 

 

If Arizona can get Comrie back down, then he'll likely be the starter in Tuscon.

 

The Jets lost a netminder but added a defenseman in Carl Dahlstrom. The 24-year-old left-shot defender's acquisition may be writing on the wall for 18-year-old, 2019 first-round pick, Ville Heinola. Heinola has looked terrific in the preseason, but there isn't much to be gained in rushing a D+1 defender into the bigs. 

 

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Evander Kane has been suspended three games for abuse of an official in the final preseason contest. Does this affect his spot on the top power-play unit? Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc owners hope so. 

 

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From negativity to positivity. You can't help but love this.