You already know that I love Anthony Duclair. Last night with 10 mins left in the first period Ducliar netted his second goal on Ducks backup Anton Khudobin. Less than 3 minutes later, fellow stud rookie Max Domi ended Khudobin’s night with a nasty backhand making it 3-0. Oh, and just because he can, the 20 year old Duclair added a third in the second period for his first career hat trick.
As I mentioned the other day, the youth on this Arizona team is as good as it gets. Like scary good, and remember this was the team that was one pick away from drafting Jack Eichel. However they’re taking the NHL and the Pacific division by storm. Beating the Ducks and Kings on the road is not something that happens often for the Coyotes. With Domi and Duclair it might be more common.
Again the only reason I keep bringing up the Arizona is because of “the worst case scenario“. If Las Vegas is “stuck” with the relocated Coyotes, look out. Playoff runs might be sooner than predicted. In fact, a relocated Yotes team would be in the postseason much faster than an expansion team. But I know that’s also the fun of a brand new team. Arizona will slow down but keep an eye out for Domi and Duclair. Two fun rookies that’ll be tearing it up no matter what city they skate in.