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04-15-2013, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by djscooter View Post
Not sure if you caught Cummins much in the second half but he definitely got worse as the year went on. His skating is well below average and his hockey sense is just non existent. Taking Cummins over Di Perna was a huge mistake, which many pointed out on draft day.
I actually caught Sudbury a lot in the second half of the season. Cummins didn't play a ton in those games, but I thought he showed potential as a stay at home defenseman. I did notice the skating issues though. But I wouldn't write him off yet. It's pretty rare for 16 year old defenseman to stand out in the league (in a good way). Would I have taken Cummins in that spot? No. But I think he can still become a very serviceable and longtime OHL player.

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