The Basement of the Team
McLovin, baby, what are you doing? Where have you been? Seriously, has anyone seen this man? Warren Foegele has been MIA and while he does have a point on an assist on the equalizing goal against Washington by Jaccob Slavin, he has all but disappeared off the Ice. He is now in danger of losing his roster spot to Julien Gauthier who got called up last night.
For now he sits at the bottom of my power rankings. Perhaps we should put his face on the side of a milk carton?
Remember when I said that only a single skater failed to register a point over the last four games? That skater is Joel Edmundson. That is one of the only reasons that he is this far down the power rankings. Otherwise he has been amazing defensively and has been a huge part of keeping this team in the win column.
The other reason? His ability to take penalties when the team could desperately go without being a man down. Him and Nino Niederreiter together lead the team in PIM having each taken three penalties each over the last four games. Perhaps he tone down his rough style of play over the next stretch. Time will tell.
People have suffocated holding their breath for baby flower here to score his first NHL goal. Four games into the season and Haydn Fleury has yet to net a goal. That is okay. His first job is defense and he has improved his passing considerably. He has two points already on apples.He obviously belongs in this league. He has been toying with the competition in the AHL.
When will he score his first goal in this league? The search continues. Hopefully he finds the back of the net before Trevor van Riemsdyk returns to push him out. Until then he remains towards the bottom of my power rankings.
Another invisible player in comparison to his teammates. Brock McGinn has been all but non-existent during the last four games. But every once in a while he proclaims his existence with a very loud “PING” as he lasers another shot on the outside of the posts, which seems to have a serious beef with him since last season.
In all seriousness though, he still has two points on two apples. His passing has improved dramatically and so has his confidence. Its only a matter of time before he misses the goal post and actually nets one in.
Nino, Nino, Nino! Do something. How do you have both Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen as linemates and end up with only a single point? Its kind of what happens when you are consistently taking yourself off the ice with ill-timed penalties. Makes you wonder who is holding back whom. It better not be you Nino. Perhaps now that Aho has scored you can find the net as well!
Just because Paul Fenton is no longer the Wild GM doesn’t mean he isn’t watching you while crying into a tub of ice cream. Give him more hurt as he watches you help lead a team into a deep playoff run while playing on the top line. That can’t happen if you are in the box so much man.