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08-14-2012, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
Ok so you're the 2nd person here to suggest Luke Adam. I remember he started out really hot last yr and then disappeared. Whats his story exactly? What is he projected to be?
Top 6 or bust for Luke. He has a big frame, but he doesn't do much hitting. He's also a bit slow and doesn't have great defensive awareness, but he can put up points. Long-term, his game may be more suited to wing than center. He was the AHL rookie of the year in 10-11, and had a hot start with Vanek and Pommer last year. After about 20 games, it looked like he was in over his head on that line, and so he started sliding down the depth chart. Eventually had another shorter hot streak with Leino and Kassian, before Leino got injured and that line was never to be seen again. Adam eventually started being given less opportunities and ended up being sent back down to the AHL, where he played with no confidence whatsoever. Rolston (Rochester's coach) said he was working hard, but it just wasn't clicking for him.
He looked much better at development camp this summer than he did to end out the season (playing LW with Hodgson and Tropp, I think), but looks like he's caught in a numbers game now with all the other young forwards who are likely to push for roster spots in the next 0-2 years.

TL;DR: Talented kid who went through a rough stretch, might do well with a change of scenery.

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