Artemi Panarin Named NHL’s #1 Star of the Week
On Monday morning, the NHL announced Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin as the Number One Star of the Week for the week ending April 2.
From the NHL release:
Panarin led the League with five goals in four games (5-1-6) to help the Blackhawks (50-22-7, 107 points) clinch first place in the Western Conference. Panarin began the week by notching one goal in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning March 27. On March 29, he recorded 1-1-2 in a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and followed with two goals in a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets March 31. Panarin finished the week with one goal in a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins April 2. The 25-year-old native of Korkino, Russia, ranks second on the Blackhawks in goals and points (29-43-72 in 79 GP) and has eclipsed the 70-point mark in each of his first two NHL campaigns.
Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot were named the Number Two and Three Stars, respectively.
5 thoughts on “Artemi Panarin Named NHL’s #1 Star of the Week”
Good for him. He has been a huge part of the Blackhawks’ success this season. There will be those concerned about the bonus implications but too bad. He has played well and deserves whatever he earns. Stan put the bonus opportunities on the table to get him to sign and he has delivered big time in each of his first two seasons. Let’s hope that continues through a long playoff run and for many seasons to come. I have every confidence Stan and team will once again figure out how to manage the cap.
Q shared his perspective yesterday. Frankly it is hard to see a scenario by which the Breadman does not finish in the top 10. Let’s just wish him well.
Slow your roll partner. Pretty please?
Yeah Panarin earning the bonus will hurt next season, but the objective is to win this season and having Panarin go into the playoffs on a roll is a good thing.
You pay bonuses in the hopes they play up to that standard, so it’s good to see he probably will attain them.
It is about now and on the yrs our core is full rest/energy and yrs were deep. We do want guys to do well and certain player bonuses means they did really good. Bread deserves the player bonuses and want him to get the dough. It is better for team and salary cap for that yr without those player bonuses. Salary cap could be 76.6 with full 5% escalator or be 75.5 and then that would only be a diff. of .600 in cap space.
Our young guys will get better each yr and be on good caphits. Plus we might be a deeper team in 17 and 19 then 18 anyways. One thing at a time. After every Stanley Cup we have won I could care less about salary cap and cap space.
Get those brown paper bags ready to stuff.
What matters is we have one of the top teams and are very good. That feels good and we deserve every bit of it.