Last week in this space I wrote all about Patrik Laine’s hot start and why I see it being something he can keep up.
What I didn’t talk about is that Laine is scoring all these goals despite the fact that his possession numbers are flat-out not very good. He’s been outshot in his 5-on-5 ice time to this point, and he’s not particularly close to 50 percent. To reiterate the point made several times last week: He has a talent level that will allow him to outperform his expected-goals number in much the same way Alex Ovechkin always does.
But what that doesn’t mean is that Laine should in any wayRead More »from Success and perception in the NHL today (Trending Topics)