The Hair Club
These bad boys have some of the best hair on the team. From the wildman ginger flow of McGinn to the suave mad-men looks of Nino, these guys know how to look good. Granted there may or may not be guys with better hair than these three on the team, but hey, everything is in the eye of the beholder. For now, just roll with it in the spirit of the holidays.
Brock McGinn: A Goal with Posts Moved an Inch on Each Side
Night after night, Brock McGinn’s feud with the goal posts continues. There is virtually no game where he doesn’t successfully get one past the net minder only for it to *ping* off a goal post and stay out. They haunt his dreams. I have seen him do it consistently in practice too. It is almost as if the goal posts are just a bit too narrow for his liking.
So for this holiday season we are getting Brock McGinn a new goal for him to shoot at and not hit the posts. Now granted it wont be NHL legal or actually put on the ice, but maybe let him take a few shots on it in practice every so often and watch a tiny teardrop roll off his yes and down his rosy cheeks. That is what the holiday spirit is all about.
Lucas Wallmark: A Stable Line
Wallmark has played with just about everyone on this team except for Erik Haula, Sebastian Aho, Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov, and Teuvo Terravainen. See how it was easier to name off the forwards he hasn’t played with this season? Well for this holiday season we are going to get him a stable line he can build some serious chemistry with.
Chemistry is important. After all, how can you make perfect no look passes or receive them if you don’t know each other down to the stride? How will you know how to feed off of each other’s cellies? Or go flip the puck into the air for them to bat it in at the perfect time? The answer is you need line chemistry. Wallmark isn’t getting it right now, which should impress you with the awy he scores.
Nino Niederreiter: A Goalie that isn’t on top of him
Everyone expected me to simply say “a goal” here. While it is true that Nino Niederreiter has been struggling to get the puck in the net, it hasn’t been for his lack of effort. In fact, he has one of the highest xG on the team. Unfortunately for him he has only three goals to show for it.
Instead of simply giving him goals, we are going to give him a better reward for his efforts; a goalie or several, that isn’t watching him like a hawk and making sure that his shot is the one that gets saved no matter what. Because that is what it feels like to him. And you know what? I get it.