The Best of the Best
Teuvo Teravainen has been incredible lately. That extends to last season, especially the playoffs and perhaps its about time he gets some real recognition. So for my power rankings he is landing in the top three. Third to be clear (if it wasn’t already).
Why you ask? How about a goal and four assists? How about doing all that while his two line mates each only have a single point to their name? How about him trying to force life into this team no matter how far down they go. Each of his assists have come in a separate game and half have come while down in the count. And he is only just beginning.
Year two for young teenager Andrei Svechikov and he is already setting himself up to outdo his last season. His Rookie season saw him score 20 goals and 23 assists for a total of 43 points. Only four games into this young season he already has on pace to not only double that number but close to TRIPLE it.
With six assists he has established himself as a goal setting machine. Tied for most assists so far in the league and second overall in plus minus rating at +5 rating Svechnikov is somehow having a stellar season so far. Imagine when he starts shooting more and scoring again. Between him and Aho holding back, when the floodgates open, look out.
Dougie Hamilton was made for the Carolina Hurricanes. He was also made to sit at the very top of this week’s Player Power Rankings. Two goals and three assists says he was built for this. The crowd cheering his name after earning first star against the Tampa Bay Lightning is more than enough proof. What more do you need?
How about three power play points? After the season they had last year, Dougie Hamilton has established himself as a power play threat. His chemistry with guys like Svechnikov cannot be ignored. This man knows what he is made of and knows where he belongs. He is quickly crafting a season worthy of a Norris Trophy.
Do you think he will remain at the top of this power rankings next week?