Corey Perry saw something UNIQUE on Thursday night

Published January 7, 2022 at 11:31

André Tourigny once told me this about Nikita Kucherov, whom he coached at the Huskies of Rouyn-Noranda:

Drou, I tell you, I have never seen a phenomenon like Kuch. Before he even jumped on the ice for his shift, he already drew in his head what he was going to do in a game. I've never seen a hockey sense so developed!»

Since joining the National League, «Kuch» has raised two Stanley Cup, swallowed a Bud Light shirtless in front of the media, and then settled down as one of the top three players in the world.

That said, Corey Perry perfectly understood the Kucherov phenomenon, which was back in play after an absence of almost three months. On Thursday night, against the Calgary Flames, he picked up two assists, then spent nearly 18 minutes on the ice. NO rust. Just like when he came back in series last summer.

Perry just couldn't believe it:

Sometimes you wonder how he sees the ice and his skill level. His IQ hockey is off the charts. He has not missed a beat and will only get better as he plays more games.»

Seriously, it is so true that Kucherov is a unique and exceedingly rare phenomenon.

This pass remains an ultimate proof:

What a great hockey player!
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