Thread: Eric Gelinas
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06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by EnglishDevil View Post
Not quite sure i'd ever use that word to describe Urbom; although it's probably a bit premature to write him off entirely. He seemed reasonably decent offensively in his short stints with us, but coned defensively on multiple occasions by faster/skilled forwards.

Still, he might eventually find himself a role in the NHL, though i do remember some of the more optimistic expectations for him I think at this point i'd settle for him being a solid bottom pairing guy, although with our logjam on defence and Merrill, Larsson, Gelinas and others passing him on our prospect depth chart at the same position; it's increasing unlikely he'll ever get a real shot with us.
I could be wrong, but was Urbom not in a top-pairing, shut-down role for us? Doesn't seem like Gelinas has surpassed him. Merrill hasn't even played pro yet.

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