Ramblings: Panthers Remain Undefeated with Brunette; DeAngelo, Kreider, Norris, Stephenson (Oct 30)

Ian Gooding

2021-10-30

The NHL has announced that Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will not face any discipline for his role in the Blackhawks sexual assault scandal. Even though Cheveldayoff wasn't considered the authority figure at that time that he is today, his reputation will be affected simply by his knowledge of and presence in the situation as an assistant GM at the time. I wouldn't rule out Cheveldayoff being asked to resign if it substantially affects the business of the Winnipeg Jets.

In what is 100 percent the right move, the Blackhawks have asked the Hockey Hall of Fame to cover up the name of former video coach Brad Aldrich on the Stanley Cup. It's important to remember out of all of this that Aldrich is the guiltiest party of all as the convicted sex offender. Want to know what he’s up to today? You can check out this article from Rick Westhead of TSN from July. Scary.

It seemed inevitable with more information surfacing about his role in mishandling the sexual abuse allegations during the 2010 playoffs, but Joel Quenneville is out as Panthers coach. You can check out the fantasy take here.

Whether he is only there for the interim or longer, Andrew Brunette made his debut behind the bench for the Panthers on Friday. His debut was a success, as Aleksander Barkov scored this smooth overtime winner (his second goal of the game) to secure a 3-2 win and keep the Panthers undefeated at 8-0-0.

Sergei Bobrovsky now has six wins in six games, all of which are quality starts. He also has a .944 SV% and 1.81 GAA. If you drafted him for the wins and were willing to sacrifice something in ratios, he's exceeded your expectations so far. Could he finally be rounding into form in his third season with the Panthers?

The team at the center of this week's firestorm remains winless, while their opponents on Friday are the only other team to remain undefeated. Six goals were scored in the first period (four by Carolina, two by Chicago), then the Hurricanes scored two more in the second period before hanging on to a 6-3 win. The Canes are now 7-0-0, while the Blackhawks are a sorry 0-6-2.

The star of this game was one