Leading up to a busier time starting in late June for the draft and then free agent frenzy, we are definitely in the midst of the early summer slow news days.
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Highlight for me is incredible ratio of primary to secondary assists which suggests that despite modest assist total just maybe Skinner’s playmaking was better than a superficial glance at the numbers would suggest.
It will be interesting to see how much of a bidding war Vadim Shipachyov can stir up if he decides to pursue the NHL at all, but the idea of adding a veteran (he is 29 years old) playmaker without trading assets to get him is interesting especially after watching Artemi Panarin’s transition last season.
My greatest memory in terms of goal scoring from the 2015-16 season will always be Justin Faulk’s incredible run in the first half of the season (should have included at least 1 of those), but the Skinner buzzer beater might be my favorite single goal.
I think my favorite is the second of the 2 saves against the Capitals which I think came in the same game.
There is a bit of statistical wizardry to putting up an increase after what seemed like a huge decrease last season, but the trend is still positive.
The rankings have the Canes picking up a skilled playmaking/scoring center at #13 and a big rugged right wing at #21. I could live with that.