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12-23-2012, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by L'Aveuglette View Post
He's always been ahead of those two on the prospect chart.
Not in my mind, but you very well could be right about how management felt. I definitely had both of those guys ahead of DaCosta in the not to distant past, but then again Im not a scout so I can admit that was likely the armchair GM in me looking at stats and junior accomplishments. Its a different game from junior to pro.

I always take guys with an impressive college resume with a grain of salt, not really expecting anything beyond a depth player who can fill in when the going gets rough (a la Bobby Buttler). I can see DaCosta being the real deal, and sticking in NHL in a meaningful role.

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