Popular Post cuporbust Posted December 14, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted December 14, 2019 (edited) Was suprised to see a leafs article bumped off the top of the top of sportnets news feed this morning for this gem of an article. And to think he will likely be allot better over time then he is now. Hard to imagine. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canucks-dynamo-elias-petterssons-skill-set-broken-gifs/ Quote It’s difficult to picture what exactly Vancouver Canucks hockey looks like without an elite Swedish dynamo, or two, leading the pack forward. It’s been decades since we’ve even been forced to contemplate the image. Look to the club’s top three all-time scorers and that blue-and-yellow vein running through the heart of Canucks hockey is difficult to miss — just as Markus Naslund’s near-decade of sensational sniping wound to a close, Henrik and Daniel Sedin broke out with the first of many elite campaigns. And in the very first season the club was forced to take the ice without the twins’ magic in tow, after the MVP nods and the scoring titles were all on the shelf, we saw the next Swedish phenom arrive at Rogers Arena ready to dominate. A century of games into his NHL career, Elias Pettersson has done little else but that. After claiming the 2019 Calder Trophy, he’s already the premier name on a Canucks squad stocked with young talent, and pushing for a spot among the game’s very best offensive gems. The 21-year-old earned his 100th career point Thursday night against Carolina, tallying the milestone marker in typical Pettersson fashion — game-winner, defenders closing in, a stray stick on the ice to navigate around, concluding with a flash of the hands and a ridiculous top-shelf backhand. Anyone who’s taken in more than a few shifts of the young Canuck doing his thing was likely unfazed by the tally. It’s par for the course for Pettersson at this point, with his pile of highlight clips already a towering stack. But with the Sundsvall, Sweden native officially into triple digits in career scoring, it’s worth stepping back and appreciating everything he’s been able to showcase through his first 103 games in the big leagues. With 100 points worth of impressive play for us to dig into, let’s take a closer look at the most impressive aspects of Pettersson’s skill-set so far: (read the rest at the link - AJ) 100 points in his first 103 nhl games......i mean wow. This article is one of my favorite Pettersson reads to date. Enjoy . Edited December 14, 2019 by cuporbust Added quote from the article. 1 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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