The Young Guns
The young guns, the fresh kids on the block, the back ice boys. These are all the guys still on their rookie contract for the most part who are still fresh, young, and ready to prove themselves to the world. They got chips on their shoulders and want to get it all! So what do you get them this Holiday Season?
Warren Foegele: A fresh new Contract
Warren Foegele will be an RFA this off-season. While that means that the Carolina can hold off in negotiating his next contract until deep in the summer, especially since he is arbitration eligible, our holiday gift to him will be a shortcut away from all that.
We all saw how long it took Brock McGinn to get his latest contract, so why not save Foegele from having to deal with a long question mark of a summer by giving him a contract before the season is over and allowing him to focus in the playoffs and enjoy the short summer with this teammates doing crazy things with 35 lbs of silver?
Martin Necas: A Chance at the Calder Trophy
Speaking of things made of silver, Martin Necas is pursuing a trophy made out of silver to add to his collection. He already has his name etched on the Calder Cup, so why not also get it engraved on the Calder Trophy? The rookie Hurricane has made headways towards being rookie of the year before his injury.
Our gift to him would be the chance to get back into the race when he returns (possibly tomorrow night) to the ice. That would mean a few goals here and there and lots of assists. Maybe he will get the chance to build good chemistry with Lucas Wallmark and Ryan Dzingel?
Andrei Svechnikov: His first NHL Hat Trick
There are many firsts in the NHL. First point, first goal, first assist, first multi-point game, first multi-point goal, the list goes on. But few more coveted than first NHL Hat Trick. Andrei Svechnikov has come close several times with multi-goal games, but he hasn’t gotten there just yet. But it feels really really close.
So close in fact that I have made it one of my bold predictions before the new years. There are ten games left between now and then and Andrei Svechnikov will get his first NHL Hat Trick in that span. He is good enough to make it happen. With the growing comfort and experience he has, it will happen. Just a matter of when.