Quinn Hughes gives the Canucks hope for the future
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 10, 2019
- So, could Hughes secure the Calder Trophy next season?
- Of course, we’re not only talking about Jack here, but his brother Quinn as well.
- There is no doubt that Quinn Hughes has the talent to challenge for the Calder next season
- He is going to have to stay healthy of course and be paired with a steady partner
- He will also have to receive some prime power play minutes to allow him to inflate his offensive numbers.
- He could have all the fancy stats in the world, but unless Quinn Hughes puts up the first 50-point season from a Canucks defenceman since Christian Ehrhoff in 2010/11, it’s unlikely he warrants serious consideration.
- But the small and fast puck moving defenseman has all the assets to dominate at NHL level.
- Both Quinn and Jack Hughes are fully expected to be at the forefront of the pack –
- We could be in for a real humdinger of a battle between these two incredible athletes.
- What could hold Jack Hughes back is the likelihood of him being the New Jersey Devils’ second line center, rather than immediately being inserted onto their top line.
- With previous top pick Nico Hischier entering his third NHL season, it would seem unlikely that the Devils would throw Jack Hughes into the lion’s den when they have a perfectly capable and highly-talented center ahead of him.
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