Jesperi Kotkaniemi does not give enough, judges his trainer

Jesperi Kotkaniemi doesn’t give enough, judges his coach


Despite his best efforts, Carolina Hurricanes forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi does not get the pass mark and will have to collect points very soon. 

A few hours before Game 6 of the series against the New York Islanders at UBS Arena on Friday, head coach Rod Brind'Amour was asked to comment on the performance of the former Montreal Canadiens who is experiencing trouble. The Finn was content with a meager assist and posted a differential of -5, the same as his line partner Martin Necas. 

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The “Canes” need a better contribution from him, especially since they compose without the Andrei Svechnikov, Teuro Teravainen and Max Pacioretty in attack. 

“This type of guy has to find a way to blacken the scoresheet because he plays an offensive role and plays on the power play, said Brind'Amour, as reported by the site. “KK” doesn't play bad hockey. It's just that we need results.” 

“He had good streaks where he was getting results; goals and points. It is essential. Our offensive players need to produce.” 

Last year, Kotkaniemi had two assists in 14 postseason contests, without hitting the target once. 

< p>In Carolina, the “Hurricanes” have had their ups and downs, but are still in a good position to eliminate their first-round rivals. They missed a chance on Wednesday, losing 3-2 at home. 

Friday night's duel will be broadcast on TVA Sports 2 at 7 p.m.