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The Daily: NHL Network Ranks Huberdeau Above Tkachuk; Price Retiring?

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Jonathan Huberdeau, Calgary Flames

Fans will debate the merits of the Matthew Tkachuk-Jonathan Huberdeau trade for years to come. NHL Network recently added fuel to the discussion by ranking Huberdeau ahead of Tkachuk.

NHL Network rated Huberdeau at No. 5 is its ranking of the league’s top wingers. On the other hand, Tkachuk sits at No. 12. Washington’s Alex Ovechkin is No. 1. The Detroit Red Wings do not have a single player listed in the rankings. Tyler Bertuzzi is a 30-goal scorer with a high degree of feistiness.

Tkachuk came to the Panthers in a blockbuster deal. Florida sent Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar and a future first-round draft pick to the Calgary Flames.

NHL NETWORK TOP 20 NHL WINGERS

  1. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
  2. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
  3. Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota Wild
  4. Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs
  5. Jonathan Huberdeau, Calgary Flames
  6. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche
  7. Johnny Gaudreau, Columbus Blue Jackets
  8. Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers
  9. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins
  10. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
  11. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
  12. Matthew Tkachuk, Florida Panthers
  13. Kyle Connor, Winnipeg Jets
  14. Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins
  15. Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars
  16. Chris Kreider, New York Rangers
  17. Alex DeBrincat, Ottawa Senators
  18. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche
  19. Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
  20. Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights

Retiring Price’s Number

Montreal Hockey Now’s Marco D’Amico believes the Canadians should retire Carey Price’s number. It doesn’t matter whether or not Price is about to retire.

The Canadiens have a long list of retired numbers. Winning Stanley Cups is a central theme of their retired numbers. However, Price doesn’t have a Stanley Cup on his resume. But he has a long list of awards.

Price will probably not be able to play again. If he is done, D’Amico writes that it’s a no-brainer. Enshrine the goalie beside the Habs greats. Montreal Canadiens.

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