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07-12-2012, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
I also think Mancari was acquired, in part, in case Luke starts the season in Rochester. They worked very well together in Portland, and MM's presence should help him to get off to a fast start in Rochester. That should help him build confidence and heading toward a recall.
Having established AHL level scoring takes pressure off the kids, at least in my hockey world view. Adam's got Andreychuk abilities from the slick hands in tight, the redirections, and of course the heavy feet and relatively un-physical size. Anyone who can score regularly is going to have a place, especially with how the league is again bulking up and there is so little space around prime scoring areas. He's got that. Now, can he bring it and round off the edges in areas that he needs work? I'm strangely optimistic after seeing him so far in Dev Camp.

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