The Oilers are ready to move on from the Finnish forechecker - is that a disaster waiting to happen?
Maybe this is a dumb observation but it seems like most of the micro-stats for the Oilers top-six wingers are pretty bad in the passing department- Kane, Yamamoto, Puljujarvi and Hyman all have below average passing metrics. RNH (someone who is not always on the wing nor in the top six) is the one that has okay passing metrics. Kane might be a red herring, but Hyman was a much better passer on the leafs. Is that just as simple as saying "the Oilers wingers are bad at passing" or is there something fundamentally weird about playing with McDavid and Draisaitl that's going to lead to bad passing metrics?
Sounds like a great set of assets for a third liner - the kind of player championship teams look for at the deadline to improve their depth
So basically what the stats are saying is that he's an elite level player cursed with (very)low hockey IQ. He can't see the ice fast enough on NHL level, in an NHL rink, and that is why his passing game is so terrible. He's doomed to be pretty much the player he's now if that's the case.