Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the
+ Consecutive victories over Minnesota, Washington and Pittsburgh have fueled the
+ The defending
+ A 6-0-1 streak through Sunday's games put the
- Warmups have become hazardous to goaltenders. On consecutive nights last week, Viktor Fasth of the
- Three coaches were fired in the first quarter of the season. Who's next? Claude Noel reportedly is on the hot seat in Winnipeg, and although rumors have put Columbus' Todd Richards' name in the next-fired pool it's likely he will get more time.