A Toronto fan concerned....
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07-01-2009, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey, USA
Toronto fans shouldn't be down about Colin Stuart . His upside is a staple 3rd liner (who is a particular PK specialist) in the NHL.
For next season, I had him pegged as a guy who would play with the big club permanently, finally avoiding going back to the AHL, because his stint this past season with the Thrashers was nothing but POSITIVE news.
At least in John Anderson's system, Stuart was an absolute threat on the PK, and provided a good jump on the 3rd line outside of special teams. Has wheels, constant energy, hits, and a decent hands/shot. Out of the 5 goals he scored this season,
3 were SH goals
, including a SHA. Thats 3 SH goals and a SHA in 33 games....not bad at all.
I, personally, am a bit bummed we have to lose Colin Stuart, but you have to give to get. Again, I thought next season he would finally make the big club permanently, because once he got his opportunities he made the most of them, and showed he can be a quality 3rd liner with an awesome knack for generating chances shorthanded. The PK was improving out of the dungeon while this team figured out that Colin Stuart is awesome in that role.
As long as he gets a chance and isn't shafted somehow in Toronto, I can only imagine that he'll improve from where he left off with the Thrashers.
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