TAMPA - Returning to the National Hockey League shouldn't be this easy following a near three month absence.
The speed and pace of the game is supposed to require time to pick up again. The timing tends to come back gradually. The ability to read plays should improve on a game to game basis.
It shouldn't be this easy, for any an NHL player, to jump back in as if they didn't miss any time at all.
But, then again, Nikita Kucherov is not just any hockey player. Kucherov is a wizard, a mystic being capable of performing acts of such astounding magic and misdirection that it defies the laws of hock...
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