Biggest Midseason Surprises, Questions From the 2021–22 NHL Season

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Sports Illustrated

By Dan Falkenheim Will teams play a full 82-game season? What lies in Edmonton’s future? Looking at the biggest surprises and questions the NHL season has brought so far. As we approach the halfway point of the NHL season, there is plenty to be shocked about around the league. Did anyone think the Ducks would sit this high in the Pacific, or that 26-year head-coaching veteran Paul Maurice would walk out on Winnipeg? Going forward, will the Oilers squander another year of Connor McDavid’s career and can the Maple Leafs actually win a first-round series? That’s a snippet of the season to date an…

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