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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 22 March 2023 12:13

kungpaobenji27 wrote on Wed, 22 March 2023 11:55



In a change of subject, I'm keeping expectations of higher offensive output for Mattias Ekholm low.

However, I think he'll be become a benefactor of increased offensive numbers getting to play with more talented forwards opposed to middle of the pack Nashville forwards encouraged to carry out more of a dump & chase strategy for years....

This is a great environment for Ekholm to really meet his potential career wise

Moreover, I think this is also why Roman Josi deserved to win the Norris last season putting up 96 points with mainly dump & chase forwards whereas Cale Makar got to play with a stacked roster though not to his discredit...



Great subject change. I certainly don't expect Ekholm to keep up his recent scoring pace, but I do think he'll score more here than he did in Nashville. He's not stuck behind an all-world defenseman like Josi here. Even being behind Josi, who I think takes the vast majority of offense and PP faceoffs, Ekholm has scored 30+ points 5 times. That's decent offense that can be repeated, especially in the Oilers system where secondary assists aren't exactly a scarce commodity.

I knew Ekholm had some offense, he did score 10 goals 1 year. I knew he could move the puck alright but I have been surprised as to how much he jumps up in the rush, how well he moves the puck and how offensive he can be. His first goal taking it to the goal and making a great move then pinching down and firing that perfect slapper for the 4-4 goal was pretty impressive.



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