Forensics: Should Sean Monahan Remain in the NHL?

Tom Collins

2013-10-11

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There's been much debate in fantasy hockey circles about Calgary Flames rookie Sean Monahan and what the Calgary Flames should do with their surprising teenager.

 

After Wednesday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens, Monahan has three goals and two assists in four games. That puts the 2013 sixth overall pick second in NHL rookie scoring, and Monahan is tied for the Flames lead in points. The 18-year-old has at least one point in every game this season but Monahan could be sent down to his junior team after his nine-game tryout.

 

Here are the Flames' top line combinations at even strength so far this season, according to Frozen Pool:

 

Frequency

Strength

Line Combination

18.4%

EV

11 BACKLUND,MIKAEL – 39 GALIARDI,T.J. – 24 HUDLER,JIRI

11.92%