Jannik Hansen's maturity into a legitimate scoring threat
Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:03 AM
Currently, he's on pace for about 31 points in a 48 game season. Pretty good for any forward, I'd say. But then consider that in a full 82 game season, Jannik would be on pace for roughly 52 points. That's a MAJOR improvement over his last three seasons - clocking in respectively at 39 points, 29 points, and 15 points. 52 points in a full 82 game season would put him on the same amount of points as Burrows, and ahead of players such as Higgins, Kesler (although he played much of last season's 77 games injured), Edler and Bieksa.
I'm very happy for Hansen. He's a blast to watch on the ice. One of the hardest working players on the Canucks and deserves the success he's seeing. He's developed into a legitimate top six player, but he's so versatile he could play on any line and see a large degree of success in his role.
What a surprise for a 9th round pick!
Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:13 AM
Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:29 AM
Hansen, Kassian, and Raymond have been the highlights of the year for me.
None of which I expected.
As a matter of fact I thought we should trade Hansen last season.
Now I wouldn't even consider it.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:14 AM
He and Raymond are bonified 2nd line players this season, while our older guys like Burrows, Higgins and even Kesler have taken dips in their production. At the end of the day, this just means our team is deeper and better suited to the playoffs than they were in 2011 even. Back then our 3rd line's highest scorer was Hansen with 15 goals. This season we have 20 goal scorers across our lineup.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:45 AM
I posted that it was Hansen who could run away with the new opportunities, and he has.
Really happy with him.
Every "Burrow's Special", to Date.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:26 AM
His speed and how he can handle the puck one handed make him incredibly exciting to watch. He certainly has matured into a well rounded player and one of our best. A keeper for sure.
You can be livin the dream at home. Dont even need to put yer pants on.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:43 AM
Love his work ethic, and his speed.
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