Seth makes an instant impact
To say that Seth Jarvis made an instant impact in the NHL would be a vast understatement. He’s on pace for 82 points in a full season, so there’s that, but overall, Jarvis did not miss a beat playing in his first NHL game. He did say that at first it took a little bit of getting used to in order to play at the highest level, but that’s going to be expected from a kid coming out of the Western Hockey League.
With that in mind, there’s a lot to like about his start. Jarvis was getting shots off, and he looked dangerous whenever the puck was on his stick. At times, yes, you would have liked to see him pass the puck to someone with a better shooting angle as opposed to shooting himself, but throwing the puck towards the net is never a bad idea.
Jarvis did get a welcome to the NHL gift early in this game as he got blown up early, but that made his performance after that point all that more impressive. To not be rattled after being destroyed like that really shows that this 19-year-old has a lot of confidence in his abilities and he truly believes that he belongs in the best league in the world.
What does become more of a question now is what happens with Jarvis in the lineup? Do you mix it up, as they did for this game, or does he directly go into the role of Nino Niederreiter while the Swiss winger is out with injury woes? I do not envy the coaching staff having to make that decision, but this is a good headache to have. Great players make life easier, and Jarvis is showing signs of being a great player.
Now, that’s it for this one, folks! Canes win 2-1 over the Arizona Coyotes. Not the most convincing of victories, but they don’t ask how just how many. Carolina is 8-0-0 with 16 points in the standings. They’re looking to improve on that as they prepare for the disgraced Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.