The acquisition of Erik Gustafsson became fascinating at a time when the massive offensive of the Montreal Canadians was coveted. However, the Swedish defender represents an elusive case: How does the defender score 60 points in 79 games and then retreat?
Above, look at what the Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton thinks of Erik Gustafsson.
Prior to the campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers hired Gustafson. He was often eliminated by head coach Alain Vigneault. He had a few in the last 10 meetings before announcing the deal with CH on April 12. Eliminated him 9 times.
As a result, his time in Pennsylvania dropped to 10 points in 24 games with an average of 17:24 per game, including an advantage of 4 points, ranking sixth in this defensive team. In this case, athletes want to change the pitch, and fans will soon be able to see the true face of the newcomer, and the offspring of the newcomer are expected to have some form of experimental use in power competitions.
To better understand the sharp decline in Gustafsson’s production, TVASports.ca talked to the head coach, who saw him hatch and ended the thunderous campaign with the league’s sixth-ranked defender.
The current Blackhawks chief coach Jeremy Colliton (Jeremy Colliton) knows the athlete very well. He led the game in the Rockford IceHogs of the American League in the 2017-18 season, and the following year he replaced Joel Quenneville as the helm of the Hawks.
At first glance, the youngest driver in the NHL is talking about “a good guy who brings a lot of energy to the team.” He did not hide that his former soldiers had offensive and destructive weapons in his toolbox.
“He is very talented and can organize special games,” Colliton said. He can slide the puck under the knife of the stick and take a good shot, which will give the player an open net (on return).
“He is very dynamic on the blue line and very good at getting involved as a fourth forward.”
So, Gustafson knew that he could not regain cruising speed. What was his main shortcoming? Want to do too much? Poor defensive performance (his rating was -6 at the time)?
Colliton suggested that he needs to make better judgments on the ice to better balance his game.