Thread: Prospect Info: Eric Wellwood Discussion
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03-05-2012, 08:32 AM
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He's not really been sent up and down as a yo-yo. This is only his fourth call-up I think. There are those that pass that mark by the end of November. He's done really well though. I like him as a player, he's fast, works hard, is solid defensively and has been able to chip in offensively as well. He is on the small side, however, and even though he plays a bit bigger than his size (him winning board battles against Tyler Myers looked funny), here is his biggest drawback I think. He's not quite good enough to be a top six forward and might be a bit too weak to work as a traditional energy- or checking line player. So far Laviolette has preferred the energy and hitting that Rinaldo brings to the game. With JvR out for the next month, month-and-a-half, there's a chance for Wellwood to show that the final spot in the forward lineup (when everyone is healthy in the second round of the playoffs...) is his. It will be tough though, Rinaldo is playing really well too.

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