Khan profiles Darren Helm

MLive’s Ansar Khan examines Darren Helm’s 2019-2020 season outlook this morning:

2019-20 outlook: Helm still possesses the elite speed that that broke into the NHL with in 2007, which he uses to get in on the forecheck and create turnovers. He continues to be one of the team’s top penalty-killing forwards. His quickness creates scoring chances, but he doesn’t have the hands to finish most of them.

Injuries over the years have contributed to his decline in physicality. He’s not as hard to play against as he was earlier in his career.

Where does Helm fit in the lineup? He’ll likely start at wing on the fourth line but could move into the top six as an injury replacement because of his ability to win puck battles with his speed and willingness to go to the net.


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One thought on “Khan profiles Darren Helm”

  1. Typical fluff piece from Khan. Hints about a top 6 role when the AHL is where he really belongs. Also lists him as a LW/C….hmm, he didn’t play center at all last season. So you can probably stop calling him that!

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