NHL西部预选赛预览:值得观看的故事情节

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Welcome back, hockey fans! This surely has been the strangest season of our lifetimes, but after a four-month break, the NHL has figured out a plan to keep players, staff, media, and all other labourers involved safe amid an active global pandemic. dklLive体育网

欢迎回来,冰球迷们!这无疑是我们一生中最奇怪的季节,但在休息了四个月后,NHL制定了一项计划,在活跃的全球流行病中保护球员、工作人员、媒体和所有其他相关劳工的安全。dklLive体育网

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Prior to the pause, the 2019-20 NHL season was shaping up to be one of the best years in recent memory, a potential demarcation point between the league’s established powers and a new wave of young, up-and-comers. dklLive体育网

在暂停之前,2019-20赛季的NHL赛季正在成为近年来记忆中最好的年份之一,这是联盟老牌强国和新一波年轻、后起之秀之间的潜在分界点。dklLive体育网

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Because of the pandemic, this year’s playoff format is different: the top four seeds in each conference - that would be the Blues, Golden Knights, Avalanche and Stars in the West - will play a round robin to determine seeding for the next round, while the 5-12 seeds will play a best-of-five series, before the playoffs resume its usual best-of-seven format. dklLive体育网

由于疫情的流行,今年的季后赛形式有所不同:每届季后赛的前四名种子队-即西部的蓝军、金骑士队、雪崩和星队-将进行循环赛,以确定下一轮的种子选手,而5-12名种子队将进行五局四胜的系列赛,然后季后赛将恢复通常的七局四胜制。dklLive体育网

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Here’s a look at the top storylines that ought to dictate the West qualifying round. dklLive体育网

以下是应该决定西部资格赛的顶级故事情节。dklLive体育网

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How far can Connor Hellebuyck take the Jets? dklLive体育网

康纳·赫勒布克能把喷气机开多远?dklLive体育网

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If the regular season played out as expected, the Jets would be fighting for their playoff lives and the fact that they were still in the race is almost exclusively due to Connor Hellebuyck’s outstanding season. With due apologies to Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Kyle Connor, Patrik Laine and the Jets’ top-heavy forward group, Hellebuyck has practically stood on his head this year. dklLive体育网

如果常规赛像预期的那样进行,喷气机队将为他们的季后赛生命而战,他们仍然在比赛的事实几乎完全是由于康纳·海勒布伊克出色的赛季。在向马克·谢菲尔、布莱克·惠勒、凯尔·康纳、帕特里克·莱恩和喷气机队的头重脚轻的前锋团队道歉后,赫勒布伊克今年几乎是倒立了。dklLive体育网

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Hellebuyck led the NHL in games played (57), shots faced (1,796), shutouts (6) and saves made (1,656), all while posting a stellar .922 save percentage. Beyond the counting stats, Hellebuyck posted a league-best 36 quality starts, faced the most high-danger shots (412) while ranking second only to Boston’s Tuukka Rask in goals saved above average. The most striking part is that his efficiency hasn’t taken a dip with volume and if the Jets can get consistent scoring from their top-six lines, and some much-needed contributions from their bottom six, who haven’t performed well, the Jets may stand to benefit from this new format, which should in theory, favour teams with elite goaltending and shooters. dklLive体育网

Hellebuyck在比赛中领先于NHL(57场),面对投篮(1796次),停赛(6次)和扑救(1656次),所有这些都公布了.922的扑救百分比。除了计数统计数据外,Hellebuyck发布了联盟最好的36次高质量首发,面临着最高风险的射门(412次),同时在挽救高于平均水平的进球方面仅次于波士顿的图卡·拉斯克(Tuukka Rask)。最引人注目的是,他的效率并没有随着体量的下降而下降,如果喷气机队能够从他们的前六名中获得一致的得分,以及从表现不佳的倒数六名中获得一些亟需的贡献,喷气机队可能会从这种新的形式中受益,从理论上讲,这应该会有利于拥有精英守门员和射手的球队。dklLive体育网

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After posting a conference-best 107 points last season, the Flames might’ve been the NHL’s most underwhelming team this year, despite a bevy of offensive talent. In many ways, the Flames and Jets mirror each other, boasting a star-studded forward group that has underwhelmed, while often being bailed out by their goaltender, with “Big Save” David Rittich rising the occasion. dklLive体育网

在上赛季拿到联盟最好的107分之后,火焰队可能是今年NHL最平淡无奇的球队,尽管有一群进攻天才。在很多方面,火焰队和喷气队相互映照,拥有一支明星云集的前锋小组,但他们的表现平平,同时经常被守门员保释出来,“大救星”大卫·里蒂奇(David Rittich)应运而生。dklLive体育网

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Hellebuyck is simply better though, and the importance of elite goaltending may be more important than ever. He may be the difference between a first-round exit and a surprise Cinderella run for the Jets. dklLive体育网

不过,Hellebuyck更好,精英守门员的重要性可能比以往任何时候都更加重要。他可能是第一轮出局和灰姑娘为喷气机队出人意料的奔跑之间的不同之处。dklLive体育网

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Waiting for McDavid’s defining playoff moment dklLive体育网

等待麦克大卫的决定性季后赛时刻。dklLive体育网

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At every level of his career, Connor McDavid has defied expectations. McDavid was far and away the best prospect I’ve ever seen at the minor hockey level - I’ve never heard a player make scouts audibly scream in delight at the OHL Cup before - and has surpassed the stratospheric bar set for a player anointed as the next one. It’s easy to forget he’s just 23. But now for the first time in a while, we’re now waiting for McDavid to ascend again. dklLive体育网

在他职业生涯的各个层面,康纳·麦克大卫(Connor McDavid)都出人意料地出人意料。麦克大卫无疑是我见过的小曲棍球级别上最有希望的球员-我以前从来没有听过球员在OHL杯上让球探们高兴地尖叫-而且已经超过了为下一名球员设定的极高门槛。很容易忘记他只有23岁。但现在,我们正在等待麦克大卫再次升天,这是一段时间以来的第一次。dklLive体育网

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McDavid has been compared to his childhood hero, Sidney Crosby, for their shared vision, hockey sense and prodigious starts to their career. It’s a comparison that McDavid often humbly deflects, but if he is indeed going to mirror or exceed his mentor’s career, it’s not unreasonable to ask for the Oilers’ captain to shine in the playoffs. With a career’s worth of regular season accomplishments, we’re missing a defining playoff moment from McDavid. dklLive体育网

麦克大卫被拿来与他儿时的英雄西德尼·克罗斯比(Sidney Crosby)相提并论,因为他们有共同的愿景、曲棍球意识和职业生涯的惊人开局。这是麦克大卫经常谦虚地歪曲的一个比较,但如果他真的要镜像或超越他导师的职业生涯,要求加油者队的队长在季后赛中大放异彩并不是没有道理的。凭借职业生涯中常规赛取得的成就,我们错过了麦克大卫的一个决定性的季后赛时刻。dklLive体育网

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Crosby lifted the Cup for the first time at the age of 21, a year after losing to the Red Wings during his first trip to the Final. It could certainly be argued that Crosby had better teammates at the time, but you’re not going to evoke much sympathy this year as McDavid’s running mate, Leon Draisaitl, captured the Art Ross Trophy and could edge Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin for the Hart Trophy. There is more to the Oilers than their star duo in years’ past, but let’s not kid ourselves, if the Oilers make a run, it will be because of their 1-2 punch. dklLive体育网

克罗斯比在21岁时第一次举起了奖杯,一年前,他在第一次进入决赛时输给了红翼。当然可以说克罗斯比当时有更好的队友,但今年你不会引起太多同情,因为麦克大卫的竞选伙伴利昂·德雷萨伊特夺得了阿特·罗斯杯,可能会击败内森·麦金农和阿尔特米·帕纳林夺得哈特杯。加油者比他们过去几年的明星二人组有更多的东西,但我们不要自欺欺人,如果加油者跑了,那将是因为他们的1-2拳。dklLive体育网

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McDavid might face an immediate reminder of early success as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith are now 10 years removed from their first of three Cup victories. In many ways, his opponent reflects the dynasty McDavid hopes to create in Edmonton. dklLive体育网

麦克大卫可能会面临早期成功的即时提醒,因为乔纳森·图斯,帕特里克·凯恩和邓肯·基思现在距离他们三次夺冠中的第一次还有10年的时间。在许多方面,他的对手反映了麦克大卫希望在埃德蒙顿建立的王朝。dklLive体育网

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The hockey world didn’t wait long for Crosby to lift the Cup and though McDavid has more than enough time, the virus has helped shape the perspective that nothing can be taken for granted. There are more regular season moments from McDavid to last a lifetime. Now we’re waiting for his arrival on the biggest stage of all. dklLive体育网

曲棍球世界并没有等多久克罗斯比就举起了奖杯,尽管麦克大卫有足够的时间,但病毒帮助塑造了一种观点,即没有什么是理所当然的。麦克大卫有更多的常规赛时刻可以持续一生。现在我们正在等待他登上最大的舞台。dklLive体育网

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Debunking the myth of experience dklLive体育网

揭穿经验神话dklLive体育网

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It’s often argued that older teams will benefit from the experience of playing in the playoffs, often framed as a unique endeavour to win 16 games before lifting the trophy. This type of experience builds character, as the theory goes, character that will eventually come in handy before lifting the Cup. dklLive体育网

人们经常认为,年长的球队将从参加季后赛的经验中受益,季后赛通常被认为是在举起奖杯之前赢得16场比赛的独特努力。这种类型的经历塑造了性格,正如理论所说,在举起奖杯之前,性格最终会派上用场。dklLive体育网

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If you were to take a cursory look at the average age of this year’s playoff entrants, the results may surprise you. dklLive体育网

如果你粗略地看看今年季后赛参赛者的平均年龄,结果可能会让你大吃一惊。dklLive体育网

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It’s often argued, or built into arguments that Kane, Toews, Keith and the Blackhawks hold a wealth of experience, dating back from their Cup runs, and individually that may be true. But this is the youngest team in the field and at an average of 25.6 years old, most of these players were likely preparing for major junior or the NHL draft when Kane scored his series-winner against the Flyers in 2010. Framing the Blackhawks as more experienced, when they haven’t been to the playoffs since consecutive exists in 2016 and 2017, doesn’t serve as a real predictive tool. dklLive体育网

经常有人争辩,或者说凯恩、图斯、基思和黑鹰队拥有丰富的经验,这可以追溯到他们在杯赛中的表现,个别人来说,这可能是真的。但这是该领域最年轻的球队,平均年龄为25.6岁,当凯恩在2010年对阵传单的比赛中打进系列赛冠军时,这些球员中的大多数可能正在为大青年队或NHL选秀做准备。把黑鹰队框定为更有经验,当他们自从2016年和2017年连续存在以来就没有进入过季后赛,这并不是一个真正的预测工具。dklLive体育网

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Take the Canucks for example. The strength of their team is their young core. Quinn Hughes is 20, Elias Pettersson is 21, while captain Bo Horvat is 25 and they are the engines that drive this Canucks team. Will their lack of experience be the difference against an older Wild team that has played 12 games under new head coach Dean Evason? It’s highly unlikely. dklLive体育网

以加纳克队为例。他们团队的力量在于他们年轻的核心力量。奎恩·休斯20岁,埃利亚斯·佩特森21岁,而队长波霍瓦特25岁,他们是推动这支加纳克队的引擎。他们缺乏经验会不会是对阵一支在新任主教练迪恩·埃瓦森(Dean Evason)手下打了12场比赛的老野队的不同之处?这是极不可能的。dklLive体育网

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Youth may be served this playoff run, and the concept of experience may be rendered obsolete with the NHL’s talent boom slated to make a major impact this summer. dklLive体育网

年轻人可能会在这次季后赛中受益,经验的概念可能会随着NHL的人才热潮在今年夏天产生重大影响而变得过时。dklLive体育网

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Taylor Hall and the upcoming market dklLive体育网

泰勒·霍尔与即将到来的市场。dklLive体育网

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The last thing most hockey fans want to do after the sport resumes is look ahead to the minutiae of contract details, but Taylor Hall and Jacob Markstrom are both impending free agents and could make things difficult for their respective clubs to retain them with productive post-seasons. dklLive体育网

在这项运动恢复后,大多数曲棍球球迷最不想做的事情就是展望合同细节的细节,但泰勒·霍尔和雅各布·马克斯特罗姆都是即将到来的自由球员,这可能会让他们各自的俱乐部很难在季后赛中用富有成效的方式留住他们。dklLive体育网

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Let’s start with Hall. Hall underwent knee surgery in Feb. 2019 and since then, it’s been a series of tumultuous events for the 2018 Hart Trophy winner. The Devils made a number of moves that indicated they were accelerating their rebuild, namely acquiring P.K. Subban and Nikita Gusev, but the team stumbled out of the gate and when it became apparent they weren’t going to make the playoffs, Hall essentially forced a trade, where the Coyotes didn’t surrender their top assets or prospects. dklLive体育网

我们从霍尔开始吧。霍尔在2019年2月接受了膝盖手术,从那时起,这位2018年哈特杯获得者经历了一系列动荡的事件。魔鬼队做出了一些举动,表明他们正在加快重建,即收购P.K.Subban和Nikita Gusev,但球队跌跌撞撞地走出了大门,当他们明显无法进入季后赛时,霍尔基本上是被迫进行交易,郊狼没有交出他们最高的资产或前景。dklLive体育网

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Hall tallied 27 points in 35 games with the Coyotes, which by no means is underwhelming but it’s not quite what’d you expect from someone two years removed from an MVP season. If he can lead an upstart Coyotes team past Roman Josi and the Predators and potentially stun another one of the West’s top seeds in the next round, Hall may be able to demand a contract upwards of $10.5 million per year, a range that was once expected before this rollercoaster of a year. dklLive体育网

霍尔在与郊狼的35场比赛中拿下27分,这绝不是平淡无奇的,但这并不是你对一个离开MVP赛季两年的人的期望。如果他能带领一支后起之秀的郊狼球队超过罗曼·乔西和捕食者,并有可能在下一轮击晕另一名西部头号种子选手,霍尔可能会要求每年1050万美元的合同,这是在这一年的过山车之前曾经预期的范围。dklLive体育网

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Which version of Taylor Hall are we going to get? With more than just playoff supremacy on the line and an impetus to drive the market after the season ends, we hope to see Hall at his best against a talented Predators team that has rarely lived up to the sum of its parts. dklLive体育网

我们要买哪个版本的泰勒音乐厅?除了季后赛的霸主地位和赛季结束后推动市场的动力之外,我们希望看到霍尔在对阵一支才华横溢的捕食者队时达到最佳状态,这支球队很少达到各部分的总和。dklLive体育网