Silfverberg so far?
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03-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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I don't know if Alfie-lite is the right description...I don't think it respects this guy's potential.
Alfie = Silfverberg-lite.
Seriously though I don't think calling a player Alfie-lite is in any way disparaging. I mean if this kid goes on to get 700 NHL points and captain the Sens for 4 or 5 years, he'd be Alfie-ultra-lite.
Predicting anything more than that is pretty crazy for a guy with 10 points in his first 29 NHL games. He's gonna keep getting better and he's shown signs of being a fantastic player. Here's hoping he outshines Alfie as a Sen.
One thing I can say with certainty. Without being bitten by a radioactive spider there's no way that Silf is anywhere as explosive a skater as Alfie was as a 22-23 year old rookie. That lack of explosive, strong skating is really the main limiting factor on Silf's upside.
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