To the delight of many of us, and the absolute horror of others, Horcoff and Die lives to fight another day. Hey, we all know there will come a time and a day when Shawn Horcoff will pass the mantle to Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, but it wasn’t today. For all old guys everywhere, it’s time to have a beer and then another one.
EVEN STRENGTH TOI/GM AND 5X5/60
- Sam Gagner 14:40/1.96
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 14:33/1.98
- Shawn Horcoff 14:03/1.04
- Eric Belanger 11:11/0.64
- Anton Lander 8:53/0.62
Gagner and the Nuge delivered solid numbers, owing to softer opposition and a zone start push respectively. Horcoff faced the toughs and ZS hell, delivering the 297th best 5×5/60 for NHL players who dressed for 40 games or more. Belanger and Lander were at 344 and 347 respectively (there were 368 players who qualified).
SH TOI GAME
- Shawn Horcoff 2:39
- Eric Belanger 2:28
- Anton Lander 1:36
About what we might have expected, gives us some insight into the role EDM expects Lander will play in the future.
PP TOI GAME AND 5X4/60
- Ryan Nugent Hopkins 3:00/7.34
- Shawn Horcoff 2:52/3.20
- Sam Gagner 2:27/3.66
- Eric Belanger 1:04/4.32
I don’t know that he’ll be the captain past this spring, in fact we talked about it last summer here. Having said that, I don’t see a buyout either. Not for a year or two anyway.