Thread: Confirmed with Link: Travis Ewanyk Signed to 3-Year ELC
View Single Post
03-22-2013, 03:54 PM
The New Era Lives On
Grod's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,443
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by monkeywrench View Post
Most of the people bashing this signing have not seen him play and are just going off of stats. Stats do not tell the whole story
Exactly. He carries the qualities that the Oilers clearly lack and Oil fans all are quick (including myself) to point out. He has great character in his grit, leadership, excellent awareness in all zones (primarily his own zone) as well as excellent face off ability and an underrated skill set with the puck that comes as a minor upside in addition to the aforementioned qualities. Not too mention he has no problem shedding the mitts with good ability and likes to throw his solid frame. Did I mention he's a centre?

Good prospect, good signing.

His development as been delayed by injuries though. Something people need to consider before criticizing his potential.

Far too much stats column crunching. Yes they matter, but people need to consider more than this. He is your prototypical shutdown centre with size, skating and a slight offensive upside. Something we so desperately desire.

Last edited by Grod: 03-22-2013 at 04:01 PM.
Grod is offline   Reply With Quote