Can't believe we got this guy for Paradise! He's scoring at a great clip, but he also does all the little things well- forecheck, crashing the net, screening, defense, third man high, etc. He's the perfect compliment to E. Staal and Semin, and is a big reason why they are doing so well.
And it's really weird because outside of a decent shot and slightly above average skating, Tlusty doesn't seem to bring anything above average at the NHL level. But his hockey sense is off the charts.
I didn't realize till just now that he vaulted into the top-10 in goal scoring. I mean, holy ****. Who saw that coming?
Tlusty is probably the hardest working player on the team. He's not a traditional power forward, but he plays like one. Almost all of those goals are a result of going to the dirty areas and making a heady play that his more talented linemates can exploit.