Hockey Correspondent, White Cover Magazine
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Through two games, the presumed best players in the world has one assist and is ninth on the Penguins in scoring. Boy, what a disappointment…
Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres
After four days, Buffalo’s Vanek leads the NHL with six points through two games. He’s also brought linemates Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville into the mix.
I guess this legitimizes my Fantasy Team name from four years ago, “Vanek At The Disco”.
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
There’s no rookie as electrifying as the Blues’ Tarasenko. He’s huge and his hands are silk, and he’s tied for the rookie leads in points (five) through three games.
Cory Conacher, Tampa Bay Lightning
Yup. Tarasenko’s getting all the love, but it’s a short little spark plug names Cory Conacher who’s also tied for the rookie lead with two goals and five points through three games.
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
It’s not like Kane is new to the spotlight, but he had a very busy, very talked-about, and very loooooooonnnnnnggggggggg offseason. Kane only ended it by scoring the first goal of the 2013 NHL season, and him and Patrick Sharp have the Chicago Blackhawks rockin’ and rollin’ through the first five per cent of this young year.
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
Oh yeah, Martin St. Louis is still a thing. St. Louis and his friend Steven Stamkos are tied with the aforementioned Cory Conacher with five points apiece, while former Rocket Richard winner Vincent Lecavalier is one back with three goals and an assist.
The Lightning once again look like the Lightning, and it’s not all bad.
Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Ducks
Two old Finns are leading the way for the surprisingly sturdy Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Koivu has five points through two games, while Selanne notched two goals and two assists in Game 1 against the Vancouver Canucks.
Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues
Vladdy Tarasenko isn’t the only one torching Missouri. It’s actually Kevin Shattenkirk who’s tied for the Blues lead with five points (all of them assists). His total also leads all NHL defencemen.
Jaromir Jagr, Dallas Stars
Selanne’s not the only old ba*tard outplaying his retirement in the American Southwest. Jagr may have joined the Dallas Stars because he needed the money, but the greatest European player of all-time has two goals and two assists through three games with the scorching Lonestars, although all of them came in his first game (like Selanne).