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02-23-2013, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Draft Guru View Post
Hopefully he gets some PP time. We really lack a right handed sniper. CT has a bomb. Set him up for some one-timers.
He plays the point in Hartford, which is quiet effective considering his shot is strong and accurate. Helps to spread the defense, making it more difficult for them to collapse around the goalie.

Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders View Post
Before Miller was called up, did the two play together?
No, not for any significant stretches.

Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
How worried are you about his size? Doesn't seem to fit a team whose coach wants every player to grind.

I'm always worried about size, but he's a scrappy little bugger. It's funny watching him nail a guy several inches taller and 25 pounds heavier. When he hits, he drives through the opponent, he doesn't just shove.

To be honest, I'm worried about this hurting his confidence. We've seen what it did to him the last time. Hopefully he's older and more mature now. But I don't know if I'd have called him up this year. He just barely began to get his confidence up. I'd have waiting at least a few more weeks so that he gets used to the idea that he's an AHL star.

Originally Posted by Ailurophile View Post
This should end up being Zuccarello 2.0.

Don't get your hopes up everyone. Diminutive forward with skill and a good shot, Torts will play him for 2 minutes, then have him demoted to the AHL.
Thomas is MUCH tougher than Zuccarello. MZA was constantly on his butt. Thomas will put you on your butt.

Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Another prospect that will lose their ability to finish. .
Enough with the negativity. I still remember you promising to eat pubes. What happened to that?

Originally Posted by Henriks Broadway Hat View Post
Should have called up CT's good buddy, McIlrath as well. God knows we need some energy right now.
Maybe the whole team should be just rookies: Kreider, Miller, Thomas, McIlrath, Hrivik, who else we've got? Oh yeah, Fasth and Lindberg at the end of the season. How about the coaching staff gets to train the newest rookie for a mere couple of weeks before the next rookie is called up?

Originally Posted by Michael Del Ziti View Post
Any comparatives in the league?
Ziggy Palffy, if we are really lucky. But I see a lot of similarities. Both play bigger than their size, good skating ability, excellent shot. Maybe Cammalleri, if we are not as lucky, but I would take that kind of a career from Thomas.

Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Now all I keep reading about his shot and one timer? How are his slapper (non-one timer), wrist, and snap shot?
If he hits you with his slapper where your body isn't protected, you'll get badly injured. His slapper is devastating. His wrist and snap shots are also very strong. His shooting has been on the NHL level for 3 years now. That part worries me least.

Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
Wouldn't mind seeing Thomas play in the top-6 with either Richards/Kreider or Stepan-Hagelin.

I don't see that happening off the bat. The kid will start in the bottom-6 plus he'll get PP time. He'll have to earn anything more than that. Too much pressure to immediately put someone on the first line.

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