Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are currently 1-2 in the NHL in points. Rantanen has 58 points in 35 games while MacKinnon has 55. There’s only one other player in the league so far who has cracked 50 points on the season and that’s Nikita Kucherov. So the moral of the story there is that if you want to become a very rich and successful NHL player, just make sure you’re out on the ice at the same time as Rantanen and MacKinnon, then make sure you pass the puck to either of those guys and at the very least you’ll end up with a secondary assist.
Which is exactly what Carey Price did last night against the Avs.
Just like I said, all you need to do to rack up some points in the NHL is pass it to either one of those guys and they’ll do the rest to make sure you end up with a secondary assist. It was only a matter of time before these two stuffed the back of the net anyway so I guess Carey Price figured he’d at least want to be a part of the action when they inevitably ruin his life. Sort of a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” type of scenario that was popularized by Kevin Durant.
Now truth be told, it’s probably a tad ill-advised to turn the puck over when the Avs’ top line is on the ice. I mean this is the National Hockey League so it’s probably a bad idea to turn the puck over against any top line in the league, but especially so against these filth balls. I’m no expert or anything like that but I have to imagine that this is a play that’ll have to go back to the drawing board for C Price. I could be wrong but I feel right on this way.
Oh and by the way, 96 and 29 picked up a couple of more points on this Gabriel Landeskog game winner.
23 tucks on the year for Landeskog which is good for 3rd in the NHL right now behind Ovi and Skinner. Avs top line doing Avs top line things.