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05-29-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by SoftEuro4thLiner View Post
6'1 is undersized? Poor defensive play and lacking skating ability have not been witnessed in his stint with the NYR. Sure, he could come crashing down (mainly because everyone could), but it's hard not to see that this guy oozes talent. It's a good gamble. C'bus didn't plan on giving up a 60+ point guy who's significantly younger than Gaborik in that trade and we didn't take him for one. I fully expect him, however, to come close to that number next season.
Hes 190 pounds, he is absolutely undersized, and he is not very physical anyway. Hes an average skater.

He doesnt ooze talent at all, hes 26, he isnt going to suddenly develop into a great player his 8th season in the league

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