I'm doing my best to withhold my opinion on the team or make any snap judgements until we're a little farther into the season. As we all know, there is truth to the statement that you can't make the playoffs in October, but you can put yourself out of them. With the team starting with a 2-2-0 record after facing the Sharks (twice), Blackhawks, and Wild, they're doing well enough.
It's no secret that it will take time for the team to hit their stride under Scott Arniel, and it's definitely an adjustment for the first time NHL head coach. But there are some questions to be raised that may become a concern at some point this season.
- What game plan does Arniel have?
- When are we going to see David Savard or John Moore?
- Where has Rick Nash been?