“This guy, I’ve never seen anybody like this guy,” Don Cherry said Saturday during the Coach’s Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “I mean, he weighs 260 pounds. How are you going to do anything against him?”
The behemoth blueliner registered five assists against the Wild and threw his body around with little regard for his opponents. More importantly, for Cherry at least, is the fact he’s playing more disciplined than he has in previous years.
“He’s smart now,” Cherry added. “He’s not getting dumb-dumb penalties all the time, he’s hitting guys. He is a force so you better get ready.”
The Jets will face the winner of the Predators-Avalanche series, which Nashville currently leads 3-2.