When Sidney Crosby entered the NHL, the hype around him was out of control. As we sit here, a little over 18 years later, he’s somehow managed to live up to the hype, and more.
With the Colorado Avalanche, we took a deep dive into Ryan Johansen’s game from last year, and how he might fit with his new squad.
All that and more in this Tuesday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
After sitting through 8 Nashville Predators games, and watching every shift of Ryan Johansen‘s, I’m very fascinated to see how he fits in an Avalanche uniform. Read more about it in the link below.
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On Tuesday, look for a list of the top 5 goals in Avalanche history. Now, this is my opinion, but I’m sure it will ruffle some feathers, and hopefully get some conversation going. Narrowing it down to five is difficult, but can be done.
Around The NHL
Perhaps I’m aging myself here, but I still remember watching Sidney Crosby’s first NHL game. Time sure does fly.
On Monday, Crosby turned 36 years old. Hopefully no one out there is still calling him “Sid the Kid.” And even though he’s 36, he’s still one of the best (and most consistent) players in the NHL. Kyle Dubas got him a nice birthday gift on Sunday, acquiring Erik Karlsson to play with him, as that organization tries to make one final run at a Cup.
Crosby has two years left on his current deal, and said in an interview last year he’s not sure how much longer he’ll play. It honestly looks like he could play for 10 more years, if he really wanted to. Maybe at that point, Avalanche fans could see the dream of Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon together on the same team.
These are his highlights from last year. Yes, he’s still got it.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh: Speaking of the Penguins, Kyle Dubas spoke on Monday about the trade for Karlsson, as well as various other topics.
Boston: Even after losing their top two centers, the oddsmakers like the Bruins chances of making the playoffs. Me? I’m not so sure.
Philadelphia: Three Flyers players with the most to prove.
Montreal: The youth movement for the Canadiens has been enriched by some recent trades.
Chicago: 10 Blackhawks players who looked wrong in other jersey’s. We might be doing something like this at CHN soon.