CTL: Could Patrick Kane lead the league in scoring?
Fri, 8 Feb 2013|
The CTL panel discusses Patrick Kane's hot start to the season and if he has the chance to lead the NHL in scoring this season - 2/8
Nine hole and two they win at San Jose. They drilled a Coyotes last night how good do you think this team that's pretty good I mean they're you know they had a little -- they were having a hard time scoring goals but. You know this is -- should be a good offensive team and if they play this way you know the rest of the year they are going to be field. Certainly a top fourteen minute left and then you know what I want to get in the playoff. You know that's rolled the -- you have two bad weeks you run into a hot goalie you know we've seen in the last ten years where. There's a very large disconnect between regular season performance and playoff performance so this is great this is wonderful enjoy it. But -- once you get in the may. You don't expect it to carry over because you know history has shown recent history since this playoff format that it does. Right -- Patrick Kane looks like he really has taken the time in Europe -- great shape. And has done an unbelievable start take a look at the first eleven games of each season since he joined. The NHL this is the most points he has ever had. Through the first eleven games and an NHL season he's played. Exceptionally good he's playing the way he should be playing. I mean -- this is the way you should have been playing the last couple years I mean this shouldn't be surprised because his. Incredibly skilled offensively. This is the way he should be playing all the time. Because it's the kind of look at him yet. Maturity he's grown up -- realize that you know what I'm kind of squandering my -- maybe he's realizing that you know what. His title this year then maybe I'm out here. Or maybe you know -- -- -- is going the other way so I think in his case it may -- maturity to light came on yeah with -- -- the light comes on. Anyone is Gortat a sure can't no Americans have always scored -- I'll never ever -- never thought hardly yeah yeah I think he can't add you know another thing with him to maybe not having him place -- Is a good thing for him because I think what I was I didn't have a problem playing center but the way the game is today. You can't place under the weight Denis Savard played -- when Savard was playing where it was just you know one way traffic and you. I got two wingers and two defensemen had to worry about my own and we're now you have that you know you always responsibilities there I think maybe if you just put him on the wing. You know I thought our coaching Patrick Kane I would just say you know what you thought you score a hundred points. And I'll let the other guys and yanks worry about defense you go in your job is to score -- score goals that's all I want you. But you know that's not the way game is -- because you've got all these you know defense -- coaches who you know worry about everything like that. But maybe he's a little free of their responsibility by not playing center.