In the American south this week, a young Finnish hockey player is making some important steps in his efforts to become a legit NHL player. If there’s room for Teemu, does that mean Linus is on the outside looking in next season?
We’re winding down now on the season and there isn’t much to say. It is interesting to note that the forwards and the numbers they are posting seem to have sussed themselves out. All stats from Gabe Desjardins and behind the net dot ca.
Belanger, Jones, Horcoff and Smyth have the hardest row to hoe, along with sideburns. The kids got a major push, this might come as a surprise to those who believed Renney wasn’t lending a hand all year to RNH.
Poor Horcoff. Jesus. He probably gets to Safeway after everything’s picked over. Honestly. ZS from hell and then a quick game of ‘slay the dragon’ before hauling his ass home. That contract reads like a Stephen King novel for #10.
The 5×5 60 numbers as we reach the end of the day are extremely interesting. (after 74 games)
- Eberle 3.20 (2nd in NHL behind Malkin)
- Gagner 2.14 (tied for 59th with Jordan Staal)
- Hall 2.07 (tied for 71st with Jaromir Jagr)
- Smyth 2.05 (75th)
- Nuge 1.89 (tied for 105th with Joe Pavelski)
- Hemsky 1.64 (tied for 157th with several)
- Hartikainen 1.54
- Eager 1.49
- Jones 1.35
- Omark 1.24
- Hordichuk 1.21
- Horcoff 1.12
- Petrell 0.93
- Paajarvi 0.75
- Belanger 0.70
- Lander 0.62
Hartikainen is once again making a push for future consideration and despite Smyth’s dropoff from early in the season his overall number is a very nice one. The three gifted kids and Gagner are motorvatin’ over the hill and Hemsky’s out of the hangar and making people look stupid. Love the future.