Music (I teach high school choir, music theory, music history, and music technology plus play bass in several bands as well as freelance on keys); Reading sci-fi, fantasy, and military fiction; plus a wide variety of other stuff.
The heart wants Larkin to win the Calder, but it has been a curse. (Jackman over Zetterberg being the most egregious example I can think of off the top of my head). If he is runner up and ends up like the Wings, other notable runners up, I'm good with that.
I do think Panarin's KHL experience should be considered. However, unless the sizeable scoring lead is significantly narrowed, it will be too much to ignore. Let him get the Calder and overpay him to cramp Chicago's cap.
My other prediction is that Perry will do something douchy.
Perry being a ****** is a statistical near certainty.
I have a hunch that Howard is going to come out with an attitude and something to prove. If the boys give him some scoring support, he will be fine. If they only put one up, they are asking him to pitch a perfect game to save their bacon.
Just got in from date night with my wife. Glad to see the offense pop three with a multipoint game from Dylark and Petr getting a well deserved shutout. NerveDamage, you did an awesome job with the GDT pic.
I still think this could be a blessing in disguise. If he had it scoped, odds are it has been bothering him for a while, which could explain his drop off in play this season. A bit less wear and tear on him and fixing that problem, could pay big dividends in the late season push and into the playoffs.
Here's hoping Drew has a swift and complete recovery and is able to still play afterwards, if not with the Wings, then elsewhere. He has been a great soldier for the Wings in his time here, and a great penalty killer, regardless of the ignorance of some who can't comprehend it. When the NBCSN guys say he is a 14 percent difference on the PK, that is a HUGE impact.
I'm sure he is resting and rehabbing, probably listening to track 11 off of the RHCP Blood Sugar Sex Magic album since it is such a chill jam.