In Red Wings Land
In a year that saw significantly more scoring across the National Hockey League, only 30 defensemen reached 40 or more points.
Nearly one per team.
Despite playing in just 46 games, Red Wings blueliner Filip Hronek’s 23 points put him on pace to reach that mark with Detroit – this in his first taste of the NHL.
This is a nice look at Filip Hronek’s season with some analytics. If you asked me right now, Hronek’s progress is near the top of my list of things to watch next season.
Around the League
lol Mike Babcock and the Maple Leafs
[Old Spice commercial jingle]— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) April 24, 2019
Imagine Joel Quenneville
Now imagine the Blackhawks only winning one cup between 2010 and 2015
Boom, now you're imagining Mike Babcock
absolutely shocked to see mike babcock coaching poorly in a playoff game and refusing to make adjustments— big time stevie y haver (@Whoabot) April 24, 2019
Total ice-time tonight:— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) April 24, 2019
John Tavares 20:18
Mitch Marner 20:00
Auston Matthews 18:02
That's a die-or-die game, where you were trailing since the first period, and had the only two power plays all night. If you lose and go down swinging with your best that's one thing, but this..
Patrick Marleau, of the 1:40 of power play time in a Game 7 in 2019, had one PP *point* since Feb. 28. #Babcock— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 24, 2019
would it kill babcock to keep the top unit on for more than a minute in what could be the last game of the season good lord— dom luszczyszyn (@domluszczyszyn) April 24, 2019