Sideshow Tanner Pearson killed all the rookies in October

By Chanelle Berlin
In Blogs
Nov 3rd, 2014

It’s been an eventful couple days for Tanner Pearson. This morning he was named NHL Rookie of the Month for his outstanding production in October. Congrats!

Before that, he was among the Kings players featured on Fox Sports West during a segment where everyone was asked about their Movember mustache intentions and shared a show-stopping haircut with the world. It left us tongue-tied, so we asked Twitter for some help.

Other hockey fans came to the rescue to try to make sense of this immediately:

I have been laughing about this for almost a full day.

Macklemore Pearson

This rookie’s huntin’
looking for rebound
Pearson’s fuckin’ awesome

Seriously, Pearson’s been on an unbelievable hot streak to start the season. He hasn’t scored in a few games, and yet his shooting percentage is still at an overwhelming 30.4 percent. Though he’s fallen to second among rookies in total points, he’s still leading them in goals scored (7). His 3.8 points per game is good enough for 13th overall in NHL and only behind Toffoli amongst teammates.

The production of the Pearson-Carter-Toffoli line has been praised a bunch, but Pearson’s individual efforts have been strong, too. He’s very quick and creative on the ice. Thanks to seeing time on the power play and doing well, his 12.71 percent Corsi relative to teammates in all situations is the best for any Kings skater.

What I’ve enjoyed most about watching Pearson so far is his ability to get to rebounds, watching his work along the boards develop, and of course his face when he’s yelling about scoring. He’s coming into his own. Playing Sutter’s system has been a good challenge for him, and he’s constantly worked to rise to the occasion. Stick him on a poster for being a great example of things working out.

That 70s Line Tourism

I hope this kind of work continues, even if he isn’t always scoring with every other shot.

But more stuff like this doesn’t hurt either:

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Chanelle Berlin
The first laptop Chanelle Berlin ever got was a dinosaur of an HP machine as a reward for good grades. Stay in school, kids. You'll get computers, and then you can troll strangers on the Internet.

2 Comments to “Sideshow Tanner Pearson killed all the rookies in October”

  1. SavagePCPB says:

    Tyler Toffoli kissing Tanner Pearson on the cheek, forever.

  2. […] a 3-goal third period comeback win in New York, where a young Tanner Pearson — that’s Rookie of the Month Tanner Pearson to you — scored his first NHL goal. It seems a reasonable enough time for him to notch his first NHL […]

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