McDavid and Eichel eras begin; Subban goes Jays crazy; On Blackhawks fandom (Puck Headlines)

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Photo from Mike Halford off NBC's opening night NHL broadcast.
Photo from Mike Halford off NBC's opening night NHL broadcast.

Jaromir Jagr's decision to grow back his mullet has led to quite a craze around the NHL. Check out this shot from NBC's opening night broadcast. [Mike Halford]

• From the day he started playing hockey, Connor McDavid’s greatness was easily apparent to those who watched him. [Toronto Star]

• The Jack Eichel era is set to begin for the Buffalo Sabres. [Buffalo News]

• Boston University tries to turn the page without Eichel leading the way for the Terriers. [Boston Globe]

• Hamilton, Ontario has its eye on the NHL and is doing a study on Copps Coliseum. Not right now, but in the longer term future. [The Hamilton Specatator]

• On walking away from Chicago Blackhawks fandom. [The Other Half]

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• Longtime Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has played with 152 different teammates. Feels like yesterday he was a young prospect entering the NHL. [Star Tribune]

• Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is one of the many Canadian hockey players all about the Toronto Blue Jays. [Toronto Sun]

• Penguins forward Daniel Sprong fell in the 2015 NHL Draft. And he’s continuing to battle for respect as he tries to stick with the team. [Sportsnet]

• NHL veterans in their early 30s are finding it difficult to latch onto teams looking to go younger. David Booth was just the tip of the iceberg. [TSN]

• What’s going on with former New York Islanders forward Rob Schremp? Where has he gone and what’s his future? [Edmonton Journal]

• Ranking the top-50 NHL players. [Hockey Graphs]

• On former Halifax (AHL) coach John Brophy and how he smashed a $10,000 watch after a game. [Slapshot Diaries]

• Breaking down Matt Greene’s hit on Barclay Goodrow in a wild Los Angeles Kings/San Jose Sharks season opener. [Mayors’ Manor]

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• Where will the Carolina Hurricanes’ goals come from? Their blueline does have some solid potential. [Canes Country]

• Winnipeg Jets don’t worry about what other teams have done in the offseason. They’re paying attention to themselves. And they have a lot of salary cap space, especially for a competitive team.  [Jets Nation]

• The Zack Kassian trade meant Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning “won” training camp. [Pass it to Bulis]

• All that is great about the sport of hockey. [What’s Up Ya Sieve?]

• Can the Minnesota Golden Gophers mount a charge in the Big Ten?  [Along the Boards]

• Great to include former Tampa Bay Lightning draftee Manon Rheaume’s to the Buffalo Beauts/Boston Pride NWHL game.  [Today’s Slapshot]

• Breaking down the new faces with the Buffalo Sabres this season. There are a lot of them now that the tank is over. [Buffalo Wins]

• There are many, many AHL alum on NHL opening night rosters. [AHL]

• Chatting with Lee Stempniak of the New Jersey Devils. [The Hockey Writers]

• The story of Jay Sharrers and Shandor Alphonso, the NHL’s only black on-ice officials. [Color of Hockey]

• Previewing the NWHL in its first season. [Bonus Hockey]

• Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks about the NHL's cocaine issue.