“Hags has changed our team since we brought him up,” Tortorella said Monday. “He’s changed the dynamic of our team and does a lot of good things with some of our top players as far as chasing down pucks. But I just want (him) to believe that he can score goals, too. This was one of the conversations we had at the end of last year.”
How pleased was Tortorella with Hagelin’s debut season? On Monday, while saying Chris Kreider “is still fighting for a spot,” the coach emphasized that Hagelin “is more planted into our roster,” especially because of his speed. On the forecheck, Hagelin often is able to pressure defensemen out of their comfort zones into committing turnovers.
Added again a poll. How many points will Hags score? Remember it's a 48-game season.