Poolers: rookie makes his mark on the Hurricanes

During the course of a season, some players see their situation change, whether it is due to a change of role, a transaction or an injury to a teammate. Every Thursday, LNH.com offers poolers a few players whose value is rising, and a few others whose value is falling and with which poolers should exercise caution.

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Seth Jarvis, Hurricanes de la Caroline (A): The Hurricanes’ first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2020 Draft has just 11 NHL games behind the tie, but he’s already getting noticed. Jarvis had a goal and an assist in his first two career meetings, and his performances prompted coach Rod Brind’Amour to place him to the right of Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho | on the first trio. The result: the 19-year-old has collected a point in four of his last five games (three goals, one assist) and has made 15 shots during that streak, a high in Carolina. Jarvis is only on the ice for just over 30 percent of the power play time, but if Brind’Amour were to give him more playing time with a man advantage, he could give more to the players. poolers and use the offensive qualities that have allowed him to dominate the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the American Hockey League (AHL) in recent seasons. In any case, his place seems assured with the Hurricanes, who have made him play more than nine games without returning him to the junior ranks, thus elapsing the first year of his rookie contract.

Video: CAR @ VGK: Jarvis beats Lehner on the comeback

Devon Toews, Colorado Avalanche (D): Toews missed the first nine games of the Avalanche season with a shoulder injury, and to say the least, the rust doesn’t seem to affect him too much. After being shut out the first time he met on November 6, the 27-year-old defenseman had seven points (three goals, four assists) in six outings, which places him tied for fourth in NHL defensemen’s scorers. during this period, three points behind the leader, his teammate Cale Makar (6-4-10). What’s also encouraging is that since his return Toews is the average most used player in the Avalanche (23:21), who has recovered with six consecutive wins and a staggering total of 36 goals during this streak. It goes without saying that Toews has an advantage to be regularly on the ice in such an offensive, which will soon be able to count on Nathan MacKinnon to do even more damage.

Video: SJS @ COL: Toews hits the target in AN

Tristan Jarry, Penguins de Pittsburgh (G) : After a rocky start to the season, the Penguins regained momentum with four straight wins, and Jarry signed each of them, securing two shutouts. The 26-year-old goalkeeper has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his last eight games, although wins have not always been forthcoming. The Penguins will play four of their next six games against the struggling New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Kraken, and five of those games will be played abroad, where Jarry is excelling this season (4-1-1; 1.81 MBA,% ARR., 936, 2 BL).


Rasmus Asplund, Buffalo Sabers (A): Several poolers have turned to waivers in their league to get their hands on Asplund when he collected 10 points (four goals, six assists) in nine games with the surprising Sabers between October 19 and November 6. Asplund was employed with Victor Olofsson and Tage Thompson, then with Thompson and Jeff Skinner when Olofsson missed eight games with an injury in early November. However, the 23-year-old striker is going through a slump with only one goal and one assist in his last eight games, so much so that coach Don Granato has demoted him to the third line with Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo on Olofsson’s return. You don’t have to dwell on the subject to understand that these two are not the ideal partners to produce Asplund. After a good start to the season, the Sabers are having a difficult November (2-8-1), so it is better to avoid their players.

Moritz Seider, Red Wings de Detroit (D) : Seider is one of the favorites for the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year after almost a quarter-season, but as often happens with rookie players, he slowed down somewhat after a start to the season. dazzling. The 20-year-old German has collected just three points (one goal, two assists) in his last nine games and has a minus-7 rating in his five most recent encounters. It was obvious he wasn’t going to maintain his 0.83 point per game average in his first 12 games throughout the campaign. In long-term leagues it stands to reason to hang on to him, but in annual leagues or your daily bets you will likely have a better return from other defenders.

Ilya Sorokin, Islanders de New York (G): Sorokin has lost his last three starts and he has allowed at least three goals in each of them. Since Semyon Varlamov returned to the game on November 7, coach Barry Trotz returned to his usual system of alternating in front of the net, which is rarely appreciated by poolers. It is even less so right now, when the Islanders are unable to buy a win or a goal. They have lost their last seven games and scored two goals or less in each of them, so even if Sorokin and Varlamov do miracles in net, it will be difficult for them to secure the victories.