When you hear the term “snake bitten” in hockey, Tanner Jeannot is the perfect example. He just hasn’t been able to score goals in the dirty areas like we’re used to from his rookie season.
Jeannot hasn’t been invisible. You see him in the trenches battling for pucks and fighting for position. You see him looking for tip-ins and hitting hard on the forecheck.
The goal drought has reach over two months for Jeannot. His last goal was October 27 against the St. Louis Blues. He also hasn’t been able to register many assists, with just four.
Jeannot is still laying the lumber out, leading the Predators in hits by a wide margin with 130. That’s also good for fourth in the NHL.
If I was going to buy some low stocks in hopes that they would kick back up, Jeannot is your guy. I think he’ll work through this offensive drought eventually, and until then he still provides tons of value for a team that plays with the physical style that the Predators do.
Don’t worry too much about Jeannot. Those pucks will start going in if he continues to grind away like we know he does on a nightly basis. Until then, enjoy the many more scraps he’ll get into.