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Cannon Blasts: It Is October Yet

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I would like each and every one of you to give yourselves a hearty pat on the back - we have made it to October!

The countdown officially looks like this:

  • TWO days until games that matter start (Wednesday, with a four-game slate)
  • FOUR days until the Union Blue take the ice against the Islanders.

And, uh, that’s basically it. The season is almost here, my offline fantasy draft (which is into its second week) is nearly complete (oh, yes, you will be hearing about my team, and I will be asking for your thoughts on it, very shortly) and we are so close to the sights and sounds of hockey.

But before there is hockey, there is still preseason position battles and roster cuts and all that jazz. For the first time in the 2017/18 season, welcome to Cannon Blasts.

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