Similar to the Kevin Hayes and Blake Wheeler situation.
Here's the low down on Hyman:
- 22yrs old
- 6'2" 195 lbs
- 2014-15 Hobey Finalist (Michigan)
"Hyman has above-average speed and is a smooth and shifty skater. He has good lateral quickness and excellent stability on his skates. Hyman has shown dramatic improvement in his defensive and physical play during his college career and plays a disciplined, hard hitting game in his own zone. He has become a quality possession player who takes a lot of defensive zone starts and converts them into up-ice pressure." - Hockeys Future
He's one of the leading scorers in college hockey with 54 pts in 37 games, 22 of those being goals. Now the interesting thing is that he plays alongside Dylan Larkin. Clearly there is some great chemistry between the two of them because Hyman had never put up more than 17 pts in his previous 3 seasons before Larkin became his centerman. Hopefully that can be an aspect that the Wings can use to there advantage to lure him.
Anyone know anything more about this kid? Other than his Dad, not looking to go down that road for obvious reasons.
Watching the game tonight got me thinking about Filppula and his time with the Wings, as well as Hudler. Both of them were young, promising players that ended up leaving during the prime years of their career. No matter how you feel about the two players, at some point or another we could've used them since they've left. There have certainly been numerous occasions the last two seasons that the offense has been asleep for stretches.
My question is, what are the reasons you think Tatar and Nyquist will be any different when it comes to their future contracts?