It has been over a week since the 2012 NHL All-Star festivities wrapped up in Ottawa. What did you like the most about it?
It’s not practical to accurately predict the future but why not try anyway? The last three generation of stars in Philly have come in pairs: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux and James van Riemdyk, and now Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. Let’s assume it is 20-years in the future and we can look back on the careers of these players. How would you rank them? Note: You’ll have to rank them in the comments section.
What say you?
In his first three NHL seasons, Wayne Simmonds scored 39 total goals, including a career-high 16 goals in 2010. His numbers place him slightly above what Scott Hartnell did in his first three seasons. During his fourth, Hartnell scored 18 goals and 33 points. Many believe Simmnods can break the 20 goal plateau this season. What do you think?
Ilya Bryzgalov has been known to disappear after bad games. In Philadelphia, he’ll be under much more of a microscope than he was in Phoenix, especially because of the demands that come along with such a weighty contract. How will he handle the pressure?