3. Patience, Young Padawans
The Carolina Hurricanes have more than a few players who are underperforming at the moment.
As far as Dzingel is concerned, he seems to play better with Erik Haula, so we should see his production increase once Haula returns. Foegele, as I mentioned before, has seemingly started to heat up a bit; we’ll see how he does tonight.
In regards to Gardiner and Nino, both of these players still have tremendous potential, and seem to be trying a bit too hard to get themselves back on track. Both have been stricken with outrageous streaks of unluckiness, but with patience, they should return to their former glory.
The harder and harder a player tries to get out a slump, the harder it seemingly gets to actually get out of the slump. Think of trying to chip a golf ball out of a sand trap. Finesse, patience, and just the right amount of ‘oomph’ will get you going again, and I can see both Nino and Gardiner pulling themselves out as soon as they sit back, stop overthinking, and just play their individual games.
All in all, tonight’s game should be exciting to say the least. Star Wars Night is always one of the most fun games to attend, and tonight should be no exception. May The Force Be With You All!