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We all were wrong when the Flames traded for Brandon Bollig last summer. Now he has two goals in the playoffs.

Brandon "Wayne Gretzky" Bollig
Brandon "Wayne Gretzky" Bollig
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He might be a fourth line enforcer type who has polarized the fanbase and this very site, but the elite scoring of Brandon Bollig has been crucial to the team's success. His unyielding and incomparable expertise in the post-season lends itself to making the Calgary Flames a better team. The former child actor and future Conn Smythe winner added to his playoff stats making us all wonder how we didn't know he could do this.

To put it bluntly: Brandon Bollig is one of the hottest NHL scorers right now. To prove it, I've compiled a very telling list of players with fewer goals than Brandon Bollig:

  • Steven Stamkos - one goal
  • Rick Nash - one goal
  • Henrik Sedin - one goal
  • Erik Karlsson - one goal
  • Ondrej Palat - one goal
  • Chris Kunitz - one goal
  • Thomas Vanek - zero goals
  • Marian Hossa - zero goals
  • Ryan Callahan - zero goals
  • Henrik Zetterberg - zero goals
  • Ryan Suter - zero goals
  • Mike Green - zero goals
  • Martin St. Louis - zero goals
  • Evgeni Malkin - zero goals
Now, we know some of these players were eliminated in the first round but its also known that elite scoring forward Brandon Bollig had one goal in the first round. More than several folks in this list had.


Maybe Brandon Bollig is better than Malkin and Stamkos? Maybe we should trade him when the value is high so another team can take advantage of the Wayne Gretzky level offence. Better yet, we should start a Kickstarter campaign to invent cloning so we can clone Bollig and make an entire team of Bolligs.

It would be the most fiendishly deadly NHL team ever assembled. He shall henceforth be known as "Elite Scoring Forward Brandon Bollig" from now on.  Here's the full list of individuals who have scored fewer goals while playing in this year's playoffs.

Name G GP Name G GP
Steven Stamkos 1 9 Kyle Palmieri 0 6 Paul Martin 0 5
Rick Nash 1 8 Steve Downie 0 5 Gabriel Bourque 0 5
Jaden Schwartz 1 6 Jori Lehtera 0 5 Marcel Goc 0 4
Evgeni Malkin 0 5 Jiri Tlusty 0 4 Zack Smith 0 3
Gustav Nyquist 1 7 Bo Horvat 1 6 Jordan Schroeder 0 1
Tomas Plekanec 1 8 Milan Michalek 1 6 Matt Halischuk 0 1
David Backes 1 6 Curtis Glencross 0 7 Danny Dekeyser 1 7
Blake Wheeler 1 4 Dmitrij Jaskin 0 6 Viktor Stalberg 1 6
Mark Stone 0 6 John Carlson 1 10 Mark Stuart 1 4
Anders Lee 0 5 Cedric Paquette 1 9 Johnny Oduya 0 8
Brendan Gallagher 1 8 Brad Richards 1 8 Ryan Suter 0 8
Alex Steen 1 6 Chris Higgins 1 6 Deryk Engelland 0 8
Kyle Turris 1 6 Mike Santorelli 1 4 Thomas Hickey 0 7
Ryan Callahan 0 9 Josh Jooris 0 8 Brian Strait 0 7
Andrew Ladd 0 4 Mason Raymond 0 5 Micheal Ferland 0 7
Justin Abdelkader 0 5 T.J. Brodie 1 8 Christopher Tanev 0 6
Marian Hossa 0 8 Charlie Coyle 1 8 Carl Gunnarsson 0 6
Martin St. Louis 0 8 Adam Lowry 1 4 Jay Bouwmeester 0 6
Erik Karlsson 1 6 Francois Beauchemin 0 6 Barret Jackman 0 6
Brandon Sutter 1 5 Alex Chiasson 0 4 Matt Hunwick 0 5
Troy Brouwer 0 10 Jay Beagle 1 10 Ben Lovejoy 0 5
Thomas Vanek 0 8 Victor Hedman 1 9 Maxim Lapierre 0 5
Marcus Johansson 1 10 Mike Green 0 10 Colin McDonald 0 2
Alex Galchenyuk 1 8 Andrei Markov 0 8 Ben Chiarot 0 2
Mika Zibanejad 1 6 J.T. Miller 0 8 Sven Baertschi 0 2
T.J. Oshie 1 6 Mikael Backlund 0 8 David Wolf 0 1
Michael Frolik 0 4 Dominic Moore 0 8 Braydon Coburn 1 9
Dustin Byfuglien 0 4 Nick Leddy 0 7 Brandon Bollig 1 8
Mike Fisher 0 3 Yannick Weber 0 6 Brandon McMillan 1 2
Eric Fehr 0 3 Jean-Gabriel Pageau 0 6 Tim Gleason 0 10
Henrik Sedin 1 6 Linden Vey 0 1 Michal Rozsival 0 8
Bobby Ryan 1 6 Anton Stralman 1 9 David Schlemko 0 8
Shawn Matthias 1 6 Dan Boyle 1 8 Tanner Glass 0 8
Drew Stafford 1 4 Jared Spurgeon 1 8 Jordan Leopold 0 8
Alex Burrows 0 3 Casey Cizikas 1 7 Landon Ferraro 0 7
Kevin Hayes 1 8 Rickard Rakell 1 6 Dan Hamhuis 0 6
Chris Kunitz 1 5 Justin Fontaine 1 6 Marc Methot 0 6
Henrik Zetterberg 0 7 Erik Condra 1 6 Clayton Stoner 0 6
David Perron 0 5 Nick Spaling 1 5 Mark Borowiecki 0 6
Mathieu Perreault 0 3 Vladislav Namestnikov 0 8 Brian Dumoulin 0 5
Ondrej Palat 1 9 Kyle Brodziak 0 8 Rob Scuderi 0 5
Paul Stastny 1 6 Johnny Boychuk 0 7 Calvin De Haan 0 5
Blake Comeau 1 5 Andre Burakovsky 0 7 Chris Porter 0 3
Brian Boyle 1 9 Ryan Ellis 0 6 Nathan Beaulieu 0 3
P.K. Subban 1 8 Niklas Kronwall 0 6 Alexey Marchenko 0 3
Nikolay Kulemin 1 7 Daniel Winnik 0 5 Drew Shore 0 1
Mike Ribeiro 1 6 Kevin Klein 0 3 Andrej Sustr 1 9
Andrew Cogliano 1 6 Sean Bergenheim 0 3 Adam Pardy 1 2
Nick Bonino 1 6 Mikhail Grabovski 0 3 Brooks Orpik 0 10
Roman Josi 1 6 David Legwand 0 3 Kimmo Timonen 0 8
Lee Stempniak 1 4 Stephen Weiss 0 2 Tyler Wotherspoon 0 6
Andrew Shaw 0 8 Jeff Petry 1 8 Eric Gryba 0 6
Dennis Wideman 0 8 Ryan McDonagh 1 8 Taylor Chorney 0 5
Darren Helm 0 7 Joe Colborne 0 8 Greg Pateryn 0 5
Mats Zuccarello 0 5 Matthew Martin 0 7 Victor Bartley 0 4
Mark Scheifele 0 4 Kevin Shattenkirk 0 6 Michael Latta 0 4
Shea Weber 0 2 Alexander Edler 0 6 Scott Wilson 0 3
Lars Eller 1 8 Seth Jones 0 6 Chris Wagner 0 2
Mikko Koivu 1 8 Brad Richardson 0 5 Corey Potter 0 2
Frans Nielsen 1 7 Taylor Beck 0 5 Matt Donovan 0 2
Kris Versteeg 1 6 P.A. Parenteau 0 4 Scott Mayfield 0 2
Antoine Vermette 1 6 Tomas Fleischmann 0 2 Joakim Nordstrom 0 2
Bryan Bickell 0 8 Markus Granlund 0 2 Anton Volchenkov 0 1
Chris Stewart 0 8 Michael Grabner 0 2 Griffin Reinhart 0 1
David Desharnais 0 7 Brooks Laich 1 10 Kevin Fiala 0 1