In a week filled with standout efforts and milestone achievements (David Legwand's 500th point, Shea Weber tying the career franchise mark for power play goals), the spotlight has been stolen by Alexander Radulov, who has proven to be every bit the offensive dynamo that fans were hoping for when rumors first got rolling that he might return to Nashville for the playoffs.
#47 / Right Wing / Nashville Predators
Jul 05, 1986
Perhaps what has been most impressive about Radulov's play is that besides the highlight-reel stuff, he's sparking offensive opportunities consistently from shift to shift, is handling the intense, NHL-style physical play with aplomb, and is also making the subtle plays with the puck which keep Barry Trotz happy. If a play isn't there, he's content to chip the puck into an open space for a teammate to skate into it, or at least get it deep and avoid a turnover.
Ah, screw all that - let's get back to the highlight reel:
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