The Importance --Or Unimportance -- Of October

Some early-season stories to keep an eye on. The Vegas off-ice success. Ovie comedy. Kick - or redirect? Chris Drury faces his first Rangers test.

It's customary for both fans and media to get all excited over early season games; as if they're as important as the playoffs.

And in a sense they are, for the pure and simple reason that the two points collected this week could be a difference-maker in April.

Conversely, there's a tendency to make a premature big deal over certain teams before November r…

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