With Hischier’s recent drop in production one wondered if perhaps he was hitting a wall..then I looked at the video from his March 15 game versus PEI…and the Nico we’ve all come to love was in full display. We saw in the first two shifts why he’s ranked number one on our list…terrific speed, skill. smarts, defence and vision all quite evident in the game’s first five minutes. He had an assist, and with any kind of finish would have had three in his first two shifts. Makes passes so quickly and skillfully you sometimes wondered if he intended on making them..but having seen it all season long you know it’s not luck or a fluke. A terrific first period from the Moooseheads’ center, who had three assists in the game, but none were more impressive than the second one, where he showed off his terrific burst, puck protection, vision and playmaking. That play alone summed up why Hischier is in serious contention to be picked first overall in the draft.