Unnumbered Thoughts: It's time to embrace the Connor Bedard hype train

Welp, we’ve made it. 

This is the last edition of Unnumbered Thoughts for the 2023-24 season without actual games that matter. 

It’s been a long preseason, teams play too many games, and it’ll be a welcome sign next week when I get to sit down and write this column with actual standings that matter. 

In the meantime, let’s enjoy this week of Unnumbered Thoughts.  

A. Connor Bedard is understandably one of the NHL’s biggest storylines this season. 

The phenom, the next “generational talent,” has done the nearly impossible – made preseason games somewhat interesting. 

This past week, when the Chicago Blackhawks were coming to Detroit for a preseason game, more tickets actually sold after it was announced Bedard would be in the lineup. 

Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde’s sons, who are teenagers

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