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Elias Pettersson In The Spotlight

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

It’s now official: Elias Pettersson is a trending topic in the NHL.

We know this because, following The Alien’s five-point performance against Colorado on Friday night, emails flew around TSN clarifying the correct pronunciation of Pettersson’s last name.

The boys in Toronto now know it’s PETT-er-sson and, yes, we will be listening....

Through the first nine games of his NHL career, the most impressive thing about Pettersson isn’t his production or his hockey sense or his shot. It’s the totality of his game. He passes it like Henrik Sedin or Nick Backstrom, back checks and works away from the puck like Peter Forsberg and shoots it like an elite goal scorer.

The biggest problem with Pettersson, in fact, is managing expectations. 


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