NHL overreactions: Has Golden Knights' magic run out? Can Maple Leafs' offense carry them?

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NHL overreactions: Has Golden Knights' magic run out? Can Maple Leafs' offense carry them?
NHL overreactions: Has Golden Knights' magic run out? Can Maple Leafs' offense carry them?

Jumping to early conclusions is an NHL tradition as much as playoff beards and overtime goals. Here are five overreactions in the first week of the season mixed in with some reality. 1. Golden Knights are falling back to earth Reality: Better times are ahead. No one expects the Golden Knights to replicate last season's magical run to the Stanley Cup Final, but they are a sharper team than they have been in the first three games (1-2-0). They have scored five goals and allowed 10. This a Stanley Cup contender trying to find its rhythm after adding new pieces in the offseason (Paul Stastny and Max Pacioretty) and managing without top defenseman Nate Schmidt, who is sidelined by a 20-game suspension

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