Be sure to join the Discord channel to talk hockey, and everything else, with me and fellow subscribers. Today’s post was written by C.J. TURTORO. You can find him on Twitter @CJTDevil. The NHL has seen a flurry of special young defencemen take the league by storm. Debatably the best two blueliners this season were Cale Makar and Adam Fox -- both rookies just last year.
Great, honest take. Thanks for the insight.
Great article, I will say that when the offense dried up he really surprised me with his defensive play. Early in the seasons when the points were going in you can see how nervous he was and sometimes looked like he was swatting at bee nests in his own zone. But I recall 3 breakaways at the end where he caught up, lifted up the stick or just completely neutered the play without taking a penalty. The poise was definitely there. I think whats exciting, is that in a ok/lower end good season he has produced as much as he has. When the confidence and hunger is there he should be a huge threat at the blueline with his skating ability on the powerplay and 5v5. Still very excited about Ty.
Great article. Pretty harsh truth to see. Earlier in the year paired with severson they were dominant. I guess he fell off pretty hard. I still have belief he will be at worst a play driving second pair d. His pedigree and “solid” first year give me hope maybe he can be a #2.
Hopefully we address d in this draft. I am not too optimistic on what we have, and hopefully smith isnt destined to be the new severson. Would be great 2nd pair, but forced fo play top out of necessity.
Great article! I have a good feeling that he's going to get much better as he gets older (despite me having no evidence of this). It's a good thing we keep adding to our player development staff with people like Meghan Duggan, it will help with player like Ty!