Fair enough that Nino DID help the team get to where it got, but I think the author did just fine.
One could also argue that it was a different environment and a total team effort and style of play that suited Nino as well that changed HIS season around from the murky, listless trajectory he was going with the Wild.
The Canes aren't where they are simply because of any ONE man (but you know, if I WERE to give the nod to just one guy, I'd go Justin Williams for his many contributions on and
It is a very nice article. One thing the author did not mention that the playoffs participation picture became really visual for Hurricanes team this season as soon as Nino Niederreiter was traded from the Wild team to Carolina on January 17,2019 for Victor Rask. Author mentioned that the team was on 13th place of Eastern Conference at the mid of January then, but did not mentioned that the main contributor was a Nino's trade from Minnesota which initiated Carolina team's success.
Of course, I agree with you. The author did just fine. I liked his article.🙂 And agree also, Nino certainly is a part of what Carolina is accomplishing. He isn't bigger but still is a valuable part of it (team's success). Since his trade to Hurricanes (Jan.17) he was able to make 30 points (14 goals;16 assists) in 36 games of the regular season. I am not sure if Rask was capable for that performance there. Definitely, he(Rask) was our disappointment for the Wild this season. Or maybe he(Rask) wa
I’m glad you noted the “buying in” comment. It seems everyone on this team plays for something bigger than themselves and collectively their all on the same page. I would really like to see that in Minnesota because the Wild are 180 degrees away from that kind of locker room. I think Williams and Rod are both directly responsible, but I also think the new owner has given them the encouragement to make it happen. It all starts at the top.