Finn – Brayden Schenn
In The Force Awakens Finn was somewhat of a reluctant hero. In the second one, the circumstances are far different, but he’s still not looking to be a hero. He just wants to do what he feels is right.
That last part doesn’t fit as much, but the unexpected hero part fits Brayden Schenn like a glove. We have not even played a full season and this trade might go down as the Lou Brock of Blues trades. That’s not to say Schenn will be a Blues legend, but in simple terms of what has been acquired compared to what was given up.
Schenn has been more than a pleasant surprise since arriving. He’s been practically a revelation.
Schenn currently leads the team in goals, points and assists. We all knew he was a solid player, but nobody expected this from him.
When acquired, we expected him to improve a beleaguered power play. He has not quite fit that bill, but he is nothing like the 5-on-5 failure he was painted to be.
Like Finn, Schenn just manages to find himself in the right spot at the right time and makes good of it. Who knows how their stories will parallel, if at all, going forward. Right now, Schenn has been more than a welcome addition to the team, just as Finn has been to the heroes of the newest saga.