Credit to @CanadianRugby for the thread idea. Something to maybe bring up a bit of positivity and hopefulness for the future.
We have some GREAT young players but two of our youngest right now have sparked considerable intrigue in our fanbase.
First, you've got the relentless one, Nils "Big Hog" Hoglander. This guy's play as a rookie speaks for itself and he is incredibly fun to watch. Scary to think how good of a player he could develop into.
Then you've got the Russian phenom, who we've been long awaiting his debut on the big stage, (insert russian first name here because I legit forgot his first name) Podkolzin. Who was a high draft pick (10th overall) that has looked great so far outside of the NHL and should be arriving soon.
Which of these two diamonds in the rough do you feel the most excitement over? Which one do you think turns out to be the better player?
Personally, I'm a huge Hog fan because of seeing his on-ice product this year, but I'm sure Podkolzin will wow myself and many others once he arrives here. I think in the end, Podkolzin ends up having the better career in the NHL if only by a narrow statistical edge over the Hog.