Ramblings: Danault’s improvements; Johansen’s incoming rebound; Tomasino; Kakko; Necas – October 22

Michael Clifford

2020-10-22

There will be a brief discussion on one of the Nashville centres a little later, but it's worth talking a bit about their current winger situation, too. Both Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson had down years (for different reasons) and there just isn't a lot to speak of offensively beyond that with Granlund and Smith gone. They need help, and hopefully the help comes in the form of Philip Tomasino and Eeli Tolvanen. About that first name, a curious little tidbit:

 

 

As Mr. Bastin of On The Forecheck states in a subsequent tweet, teams normally don't announce the numbers of players who won't be on the roster. If Tomasino can step in as a second-line winger, this is a huge win for the Preds. Regardless, it's good news for dynasty owners. They may get a new player in their lineup in short order.

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There will be a little discussion on Phillip Danault later, and one thing I noticed researching that: he has never been given significant PP minutes, even as he's turned into an elite passer. You know who else didn't get significant PP minutes until literally Claude Julien'