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NHL Comic captions: Volume 5 pre-season


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Have you ever looked at a sports photo and think of a funny caption? I have, and here’s a collection of some. If you enjoy this one, let us know in the comments section afterward. It may become a continuing series if you the readers request it. The pre-season is upon us and the 2017/18 season will soon begin.

Let’s take a look at some photos and catch up with what happened this week in pre-season NHL action.

Here’s volume 5 of comic captions – pre-season variety

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“Hey… after the game you wanna hang out and play some video games? I mean we can’t go out to a bar yet, so…”

Auston Matthews
Center
Born Sep 17 1997  -- San Ramon, CA 
Height 6.03 -- Weight 216 -- Shoots L


Selected by Toronto Maple Leafs round 1 #1 overall 2016 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2013-14  U.S. National Under-17 Te   USHL   10    4    8   12    0  --  --  --  --  --
2013-14  U.S. National Under-18 Te   USHL   10    6    2    8    4  --  --  --  --  --
2014-15  U.S. National Under-18 Te   USHL   24   20   28   48   10  --  --  --  --  --
2015-16  Zurich SC                   Swiss  36   24   22   46    6   4   0   3   3   2
2016-17  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    82   40   29   69   14   6   4   1   5   0
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         NHL Totals                         82   40   29   69   14   6   4   1   5   0

Youth means everything it seems lately in the NHL as players like Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews seem to be the future of the league. Both players are not even 21-years-old yet and are making an impact on their Toronto Maple Leafs’ team. All that youth didn’t help the Maple Leafs solve the Ottawa Senators in a 6-2 loss on Monday, and another loss of 5-2 on Tuesday.

Auston Matthews did have a goal in the first game, and Marner tallied an assist in the second game. The future of the Maple Leafs is in good hands with these two future All-Stars in the lineup.

And, don’t forget they’re both just 20-years-old.


 

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“Oh no… I think I popped my back again… but hey I’m on a much better team this year… all’s good!”

Connor Murphy
Defense
Born Mar 26 1993  -- Dublin, OH 
Height 6.04 -- Weight 212 -- Shoots R


Selected by Phoenix Coyotes round 1 #20 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2009-10  U.S. National Under-17 Te   USHL    2    0    0    0    2  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  U.S. National Development   USHL    9    3    1    4    6  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Sarnia Sting                OHL    35    8   18   26   26   6   1   2   3   6
2012-13  Sarnia Sting                OHL    33    6   12   18   32  --  --  --  --  --
2013-14  Portland Pirates            AHL    36    0   13   13   48  --  --  --  --  --
2013-14  Phoenix Coyotes             NHL    30    1    7    8   10  --  --  --  --  --
2014-15  Arizona Coyotes             NHL    73    4    3    7   42  --  --  --  --  --
2015-16  Arizona Coyotes             NHL    78    6   11   17   48  --  --  --  --  --
2016-17  Arizona Coyotes             NHL    77    2   15   17   45  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        258   13   36   49  145

Connor Murphy came over from the Arizona Coyotes to the Chicago Blackhawks in the mega-deal which brought the Hawks Laurent Dauphin and Murphy to the Windy City in exchange for three-time Cup-winning defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. The jury will be out for a bit as to which team got the better end of this deal.

One thing is for certain, the Blackhawks got younger by receiving Murphy who is just 24-years-old compared to Hjalmarsson who is five years his senior.

The Chicago Blackhawks picked right up where they left off last season with two impressive pre-season victories over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday by a 5-2 margin and followed that up with a thumping of the hapless Detroit Red Wings by a score of 6-1 on Thursday. Anton Forsberg made 38 saves for the Hawks after coming over to the team in the Artemi Panarin trade over the summer.

In the Red Wings game, Brandon Saad celebrated his return to his former team with a hat trick while Richard Panik had three assists. It looks like the Red Wings will have a challenging season ahead and may not qualify for the playoffs again this season.


 

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“Excuse me… Connor, I think that little round rubber disc belongs to me.”

Connor McDavid
Center
Born Jan 13 1997  -- Richmond Hill, ONT 
Height 6.01 -- Weight 190 -- Shoots L


Selected by Edmonton Oilers round 1 #1 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2012-13  Erie Otters                 OHL    63   25   41   66   36  --  --  --  --  --
2013-14  Erie Otters                 OHL    56   28   71   99   20  14   4  15  19   2
2014-15  Erie Otters                 OHL    47   44   76  120   48  20  21  28  49  12
2015-16  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    45   16   32   48   18  --  --  --  --  --
2016-17  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    82   30   70  100   26  13   5   4   9   2
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         NHL Totals                        127   46  102  148   44  13   5   4   9   2

The Edmonton Oilers look to be a team advancing deeper into the post-season as they have a squad which is running on all cylinders, and not ready to slow down anytime soon. When you have Connor McDavid, anything is possible. And when you add in Leon Draisaitl to the mix it becomes a duo determined to destroy their opponents.

In the pre-season, the Oilers keep showing up and off as they won against a stronger Calgary Flames team 5-2 on Monday night in Calgary. Mark Letestu scored twice, and Ryan Strome added a tally in his Oiler debut after being traded from the New York Islanders for Jordan Eberle. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also chipped in a goal to help the Oilers coast.

On Wednesday the Oilers took on the Winnipeg Jets and came away with another win by the score of 4-1. Edmonton scored three goals in the second period to pace the team. Mark Letestu scored his third goal of the pre-season, and journeyman Jussi Jokinen also scored one in the last period.

All things considered, it appears that the Oilers will compete for the top spot in the Pacific Division.


 

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“Comeon… admit it I could be confused with Patrick Kane, right?”

Clayton Keller
Center
Born Jul 29 1998  -- Chesterfield, MO 
Height 5.10 -- Weight 168 -- Shoots L


Selected by Arizona Coyotes round 1 #7 overall 2016 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2014-15  U.S. National Under-18 Te   USHL    8    6    7   13    0  --  --  --  --  --
2014-15  U.S. National Under-17 Te   USHL   24    8   16   24   10  --  --  --  --  --
2015-16  U.S. National Under-18 Te   USHL   23   13   24   37   14  --  --  --  --  --
2016-17  Boston University           H-Eas  31   21   24   45   26
2016-17  Arizona Coyotes             NHL     3    0    2    2    0  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                          3    0    2    2    0

The youthful Arizona Coyotes have Clayton Keller on their roster, and the outstanding playmaker (who likes to compare his game to Kane) is fitting right in on the wing. He displayed his goal-scoring prowess in the Coyotes’ initial pre-season game by scoring two goals against the Pacific Division rival Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday in Anaheim.

The Coyotes pretty much dominated the game with upstart scorer Christian Fischer pitching in two goals of his own.

Max Domi contributed a goal and an assist while Keller and Fischer both had three points in a game exhibiting the potential of a young team starting to take off. New head coach Rick Tocchet has them playing well, and if they can continue that trend they could break through with a playoff appearance.

It’s too early to determine that quite yet.

Louis Domingue played two periods with 20 saves and was impressive allowing just one goal. Hunter Miska played the final period but was hardly tested with just three saves.


 

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“I mean I’m really in the NHL! How exciting! Why do I have #13? Oh well, it doesn’t matter, I’m still all that…”

Nico Hischier
Center
Born Jan 4 1999  -- Naters, Switzerland 
Height 6.01 -- Weight 176 -- Shoots L


Selected by New Jersey Devils round 1 #1 overall 2017 NHL Entry Draft

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2015-16  Visp EHC                    Swiss   7    1    1    2    0   6   2   0   2   8
2015-16  Bern SC                     Swiss  15    1    0    1    2  --  --  --  --  --
2016-17  Halifax Mooseheads          QMJHL  57   38   48   86   24   6   3   4   7   0
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Center Nico Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, scored his second goal in his second pre-season game for the New Jersey Devils, helping them to a 4-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre Thursday night. Just so the Devils can assess his NHL capabilities, they played him 18:41 including 4:05 on the power play and 2:26 shorthanded.

If he continues to show he’s NHL material, the Devils may see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“I’m getting more comfortable every day. I just tried to tip it somewhere in front of the net and when I turned, it was in the net,” Hischier told NorthJersey.com. “Right now I’m figuring it out, out there. So we’ll see what camp will be the next couple of days.”


So, the NHL regular season kicks off on October 4, 2017, with four games on tap:

Toronto at Winnipeg

St. Louis at Pittsburgh

Calgary at Edmonton

Philadelphia at San Jose

Let the games begin!

 

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William Grigsby

I have been a hockey fan since I can remember. I grew up in Chicago, so I followed the Blackhawks.  When I moved to Phoenix, AZ  I became a Coyotes' fan. There's no other sport like NHL hockey!

NHL Comic captions: Volume 5 pre-season

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