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dylark is consistently making his case. Once Kane cools off, I think Panarin will as well. Larkin seems to be much more self-generating in terms of his offensive production rather than riding anyone's coat tails. The age difference is also going to come into play as well, I think. His plus-minus stat is becoming more and more impressive. Even though I take plus-minus with a grain of salt, his number relative to the rest of his team is quite telling, IMHO. If the Wing's offense continues to click the way it has, is Vladdy's mark of +60 from 95-96 in reach?
IMHO, the Hanzal play on Pulkks was much dirtier, tripping him then driving him into the boards. Pulkks had no chance to brace for the hit. Tripping into the boards from that spot at speed can be dangerous enough even without a follow up boarding to make sure you hurt the guy. Nothing accidental on that at all. I didn't think Hanzal was that kind of a dirty player.
The Miller hit, while unfortunate, I have less of a problem with, as Drew was pretty low to the ground. Though, Dahlbeck could have eased up instead of just blowing Drew up, I think if the teams were switched most would be arguing clean hit a la the Havsplat.