Epic all-star moment I'd like to see now that Larkin has the fastest skater record -
Phil Kessel is skating with the puck in the O-zone, Larkin strips him of the puck, goes back on a breakaway and buries it. Brent "Chewy" Burns is mic' d up - "He just did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs!"
I think this team is struggling too much with every area to make any sort of run in the playoffs, so I don't see Holland making a move for a rental. My bet is he waits until the offseason to make some big moves. The usual, top four d-man, offensive Dynamo forward. Howard might be worth something but he's about all we have that could bring anything more than a draft pick that we'd be willing to part with.
The only move Holland will make is announcing that Franzen is medically clear to play for the 2016/2017 season.
Like the on-ice version of the date-rape drug, Panarin has quickly made a name for himself helping Kane score. He currently leads NHL rookies in GOALS, ASSISTS, and POINTS. And while he's only one goal ahead of Larkin for the rookie lead, he's about a mile ahead of the competition in assists and also points. He's also leading the league in power play points. In short, the guy puts up numbers. Including age numbers! At 50 years old, he just barely made the rookie cut-off.
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At 19 years old, Larkin somehow convinced Holland that dropped balls weren't necessary to play in the NHL and hasn't looked back. He's been consistently among the top rookie goal scorers in the league, and locked up the rookie +/- back in November. In a season where the Wings' production has been down across the board, Larkin has also made a strong case for team MVP now that Drew Miller's season is effectively over.
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Sufferer of perpetual forehead acne and being the son of "that one guy" as they say in PhoenixLas VegasPortland Arizona, Max Domi has been a large reason why the Coyotes are still in the playoff hunt despite featuring on ice talent such as Shane Doan, Kyle Chupacabra, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Hanzal, and literally nobody else you've ever heard of before. He's also consistently in the running for "runner up behind Panarin" for ROY. Probably would win bro of the year award based on some of his pics.
Everyone's favorite rookie ginger got off to a slow start compared to those rookies who weren't supposed to win the Calder this year (see: anyone not named McDavid or Eichel) but has been as hot as that hair more recently. In fact, he and Larkin were tied for points going into the Wings/Buffalo game. However as the final buzzer went off, Larkin skated away up two more points, while Eichel skated away up one tooth. As far as draft consolation prizes go, Eichel has been solid, and more importantly, not injured.
At 6'6", 226lbs, this hulking defensman has made his presence known. However, in the year of the rookie, Parayko has gone largely unnoticed. He's second in +/-, leads all defensman in points, and is logging some solid minutes for the St. Louis Blues. But because defense isn't really a thing with NHL awards, he'll probably be left off the ballot.
Am I the only one that's been way disappointed in Green's play? Like, I could kinda maybe stomach all the defensive lapses and him regularly getting walked like a dog if he was scoring goals or breathing some life into the powerplay. And I could kinda maybe stomach the ack of goals and powerplay points from the guy that was supposed to be our go-to offensive defensman if he was at least solid defensively. But he's really struggling on both sides of the puck lately.
The whole thing was stupid from start to finish, but trading a guy who was put in a bad situation and made the best of it despite the problems it will cause his family is reprehensible. Shame on Montreal for kissing the league's butt.
If the league just had to get Scott out of there, they could have done something to skew the voting. These things aren't like elections. They could have done something to fake a new result and credited the fans with "coming to their senses" or some stupid thing. They'd have saved more face even if they'd been caught than they have with this.