I think that's why we saw him in the lineup last night. Wouldn't surprise me if he's here to stay.
Great start. And to think -- they could be playing even better! Really curious to see how things go once their power play wakes up.
Lots of skill and size up front like you said. Defense is pretty good, too.
It's a little bit of both. When Carlsson came up at the end of the year, he played really well. I thought he deserved some playoff action, but I did not understand essentially replacing Nutivaara with him altogether. I think it's safe to say Carlsson is above Nutivaara on the depth chart right now but that's not an indictment on Nutivaara. He'll get a chance and start to work his way back in.
Yeah - that, and he's rewarding the No. 1 line for finally getting it together. They need more from their top nine group as a whole.
Seems as though he's on a short leash right now -- fourth line minutes tonight, but still on the No. 2 power play unit. Hasn't had many chances 5-on-5, though his possession numbers are OK.
Do what Doggy said!