Ramblings: Oh My Matthews, The Svechnikov, Hall’s Debut, Dahlin, Wheeler & Eichel (Dec. 18)

Cam Robinson

2019-12-18

 

Don’t look now, but with two assists on Tuesday, Blake Wheeler has 18 points in his last 15 games. He’s settled into the centre ice position and he and the team is enjoying success. For those who used a high pick on the back-to-back 91-point man, this is the wave of good fortune you’ve been waiting for. 

 

The best part is, he’s doing this with mostly sustainable metrics. His personal shooting percentage is just a smidge high but reasonable. And he’s generating far more primary assists than cheating out of the secondary orchard. He won't be popping 90 again this year, but if the vet can hit on a point-per-game pace down the back 45, we'll all take that. 

It'll be very interesting to see what happens when Bryan Little returns. 

 

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Good news for Philly fans and fantasy owners as Travis Konecny returned to the lineup on Tuesday and grabbed an assist in 17 minutes of action. Konecny is in that sweet sweet fourth-year burst. We can’t be having that derailed by any lengthy absences. 

 

Carter Hart made 40 stops in the 4-1 win over the Ducks. He’s been up and down this year, and we can live with that. Most 21-year-old netminders are being inconsistent in college or the minor leagues.

 

The kid is a star. Now Philly just needs to make sure they surround him with enough talent so as not to waste his skill. 

 

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