Thread: Speculation: Demers next deal
View Single Post
Old
07-22-2012, 04:55 PM
  #36
Pinkfloyd
Registered User
 
Pinkfloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Roseville
Country: United States
Posts: 31,327
vCash: 2283
Quote:
Originally Posted by 88eight View Post
well what are the skills he's lacking to be an effective winger like you say?
I could see him being a better 2 way/gritter Nils Ekman type winger on Jumbo's line if he is paired with a sniper. He has already shown great offensive awarnes, he's a shifty skater and I've seen him crash the nest very effectivley before as well.
If you just have the one shooter, that's easy to snuff out. I don't think it's as easy as you're making it sound for him to transfer his experiences and skills to the wing. The awareness and vision that you have from the blue line is different in the offensive zone than from the front lines. It's easier for d-men to sneak into the back door because it's not expected. It is of wingers. He is also not really built to take or give the abuse that comes with crashing the net and board battling.

Pinkfloyd is offline   Reply With Quote