As usual, there are some great rookies in the NHL this year. In net Jordan Binnington (Blues) and Carter Hart (Flyers) have ignited their fan bases. In Buffalo Rasmus Dahlin and in Dallas, Miro Heiskanen has excelled. But in Vancouver, Elias Pettersson has been the choice from the preseason until
For the 14th time over the last 13 years, the road team prevailed yet again in an NHL outdoor regular season game. The league leading 5-1 Edmonton Oilers forced a split at the weekend Heritage Classic in Winnipeg by blanking the Jets 3-0 on Sunday afternoon. 24 hours earlier the
Having voted on more than a few NHL Awards ballots here is my early list. My criteria has no analytics, preseason doesn’t count, they have a clean slate. Pavel Zacha didn’t play enough to care last season. The list has nothing to do with who is the better long-term player.
1) Auston Matthews - 6-2, 210 - C - When he goes in deep with the puck. Nobody stops him when he streaks down the ice and then he can shoot or pass. He’s unselfish. Swats away pucks with great force on defense. He’s generational player. Players stand up on
Now that the Meldonium scandal has died down. Here are my latest rankings:
1) Auston Matthews - 6-2, 210 - C - When he goes in deep with the puck. Nobody stops him and then he can shoot or pass. He’s unselfish. Swats away pucks with great force on defense. He’s