With the rookie training camp and championship going on at full speed, this is the season of “the best form of his life” in the NHL.
However, before we enter the real NHL game, the team has participated in rookie training camps and tournaments across the United States. Traverse City, Arizona, Buffalo and Tampa are currently hosting show tournaments. It’s nice to see this action, but some fans overreacted to what they saw-it’s just natural hockey words.
Here are some notable players in the action last week, who have overreacted to varying degrees:
Yegor Chinakhov, RW, Columbus blue jacket
The Blue Jackets’ surprising 2020 first-round pick almost did their best to justify the choice. After scoring 10 goals and 17 points in the rookie KHL season, the Russian striker is trying to save Columbus’s roster from the camp.
From day one, Chinakhov has been the focus of the Columbus rookie camp. In Traverse City, he immediately put himself on the map, scored with an absolute laser shot against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and finally won the Baby Jackets victory. Chinakhov has already stated that his shooting, the reason for his selection, has been prepared for the NHL. The real question is: is everything else ready?
Although some Jackets fans have always included him on the opening night roster, don’t be shocked if he starts this year in AHL. In any case, this may be the best choice for him. Potential Russian customers need to learn a lot when they travel to North America for the first time, there is no need to urge him.
Jack Studnicka, C, Boston Bruins
After spending the offseason in Boston, he entered the camp in the best state of his life to make his body bigger and stronger. Studnicka should promote the NHL’s work as a 22-year-old. The results of last season, Studnicka clearly Realize that his slim body has been pushed farther in the face of the best players in the world.
With a more professional physique, Studnicka may still face an uphill battle. The Bears-as always-a very good team, and with the top nine seemingly well set up, securing a roster position will be a challenge. Studnicka’s best shot may eventually find a role on the right wing of the bottom six, and if he plays well, he will find his lineup.
Dylan Guenther, RW, Arizona Coyotes
Since draft day, the ninth pick in the 2021 draft has been a dark horse on the Yotes list because of the obvious lack of points on the list. But since the opening of the training camp, Guenther’s performance has been as good as advertised, or even better.
One thing that both scouts and analysts seem to agree on is that Guenther will soon become the next level of scoring threat. His offensive tools are comprehensive and high-level. Guenther’s shots are in a leading position among players of his age. Guenther opened the space with his hands and feet, showing skill and wisdom.
Sometimes people worry about staying away from ice hockey, but Gunther has shown the ability to play every game in the defensive zone, it just takes some time and maturity to do it at the next level. In the near future, he may be destined to play in the NHL for a while, at least at the beginning of this year.
Marco Rossi and Matt Boldy, C and LW, Wild Minnesota
The new dynamic duo of Marco and Matt has ignited enough fire among the Wild fan base that they seem to have forgotten the Kirill Kaprizov contract drama for the time being. These two prospects were very different last year’s season. Rossi has been affected by the long-term impact of the fight against COVID-19, which worries some fans and analysts. Bordi rebounded from the ups and downs of the first grade and performed well in the second grade.
Rossi and Bordi united on a line in the camp, and it looked like a match made in heaven. They played smart, clever, fast-paced hockey, keeping their opponents behind on both ends of the ice. They promise to play in their own way and then attack when they have a chance. Watching the duo do their thing is a treat.
Rossi has always insisted that he wants to enter the roster for the first game, and Bodie is also preparing a strong case. Can they occupy two-thirds of the lineup in the NHL this season? Does head coach Dean Ewason trust them enough? Which veteran winger would ride a shotgun as a mentor to two young gunners? There will be many questions, but it seems certain that both Rossi and Bordi should participate in the NHL competition this season.