November 26, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wingerPatrick Kane
(88) and right wingerMarian Hossa
(81) shoot during warmups prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The NHL polled it’s writers about the top right wings in the NHL and low and behold guess who top the list?!? They may have ranked #1 and #3 on the NHL list but they both are #1’s in my book.
Patrick Kane got the nod as the top right wing in the league and how can you blame the writers for that call. Kane has made a great comeback in 2013 after a disappointing 2011-2012 season. Through 27 games Kane has 14 goals and 17 assists he also collected his 400th career point last night on a great passing play. Kane has just as much or more talent then anyone else in the league and he has showcased it this season. He has made great clutch goals spectacular shoot out goals and incredible passing plays to set up goals. The crazy part of it all is that Kane is only 24 years old. Kane has a Stanley Cup clinching goal so he can only add to his legend.
Hossa was voted third and there are times like in the third period of the Columbus Blue Jackets when Marian Hossa just takes over games. While Kane is spectacular offensively Hossa is strong on both ends of the ice. Hossa just played in his 1,000 game and if healthy will collect his 1,000 career point sometime next season. Hossa stops and creates a lot from his work on the defensive end, and more impressive to me than the 1,00o points is his career +172 rating. Hossa has a +9 rating with 11 goals and 10 assists. Hossa healthy return is one of the key reasons the Hawks have had such a successful start to the season.
It’s pretty impressive that Hossa and Kane both made the top 3 for the entire NHL! All that really matters at the end of day isn’t where you are ranked but what you hoist at the end of the playoffs!
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