Skip to content
Nathan MacKinnon scored 27 points during Jonathan Huberdeau’s lethargy

I’m not telling you anything new when I say that Nathan MacKinnon is an incredible player.

Nor am I telling you anything new by saying that Jonathan Huberdeau is having a disastrous season.

The Quebecer has collected just 15 points, including four short-handed goals, in 35 games this season.

In fact, you’d have to say that Hubidou amassed his 15 points in the first 23 games, as he’s currently on an atrocious 12-game pointless streak.

What’s more, the Saint-Jérôme native’s last goal came on November 20.

Commanding a salary of $10.5 million for eight seasons, his meagre 15 points don’t do the trick at all.

The 3rd overall pick in the 2011 draft thought he could bounce back with a new head coach in Ryan Huska.

Unfortunately for him, Darryl Sutter’s departure did nothing to change his meagre 55-point haul last year.

What’s more, Huberdeau’s very ordinary season isn’t helping his confidence, as he seems to be losing it by the day.

Decidedly, #10 isn’t in top form, mentally at least.

Now a statistic is out, and it clearly won’t help the Quebecer regain his confidence.

Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon has just completed a 19-game point streak. During this streak, which began on the day of Huberdeau’s last goal, the Halifax native collected no fewer than 36 points.

What’s even more shocking is that during Huberdeau’s pointless streak, MacKinnon amassed 27 points.

Not only did MacKinnon blacken the score sheet 27 times in a single month (before tonight’s game), that’s a lethargic month without a point for a $10.5 million per season player.

This is the first season of Huberdeau’s eight-year contract at this salary.

The next statistic clearly doesn’t help the Quebecer’s confidence, but if it can stir the pot in his case, that’s something.

Dakota Joshua plays on the Vancouver Canucks’ third line, with no power-play time.

Joshua now has 16 points this season, including an assist in his last game.

Huberdeau is going to have to change something in his day-to-day life or in training, because he can’t go on like this.

Not only is it destroying his confidence, but he’s starting to be seen as the current laughingstock of the NHL. At $10.5 million per season for eight years, few general managers will want to acquire him in order for him to explode.

He simply doesn’t seem to belong in Calgary, but trading him will be a tall order for the Flames.

Breaking news

– Congratulations on your purchase.

– An excellent article in tribute to Marc-André Fleury’s very fine career, which reached the prestigious plateau of 1,000 games played.

– Wow.

– Read more.

– That’s a lot of caffeine.

More Content