Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

The hype is real. Coming into this year, there were a few rookies who were projected to receive Calder votes in June: Andrei Svechnikov of Carolina and Rasmus Dahlin of Buffalo to name a few. But the guy who writers talked about the most was 2017 5th overall pick, Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks. At the 2017 draft, many pegged Cody Glass to go … Continue reading Vancouver Deserves Elias Pettersson

When will the light go on for Jesse Puljujarvi?

The top 3 in the 2016 NHL draft seemed like a foregone conclusion for most of the year, especially after the 2016 World Juniors. Everyone thought Auston Matthews would go 1. Patrik Laine 2. And Jesse Puljujarvi 3. Puljujarvi had 17 points in 7 games and Patrik Laine had 13 points. There was even some discussion whether Puljujarvi could go #2 because he had that … Continue reading When will the light go on for Jesse Puljujarvi?

Early returns on Flames are positive

The Calgary Flames had about as much roster turnover as any team in the NHL not named the St.Louis Blues. Additions such as Elias Lindholm, James Neal, Austin Czarnik, Derek Ryan and Noah Hanifin have all played quite well through the first 5 games of the season. GM Brad Treliving realized that his team needed a culture change and that coming back with the same … Continue reading Early returns on Flames are positive