He sounds like a decent player. If he has a good camp next year, he could replace Severson on the 4th line.
Curtis will defienetly become a fan favorite wherever he plays. As for talent I think he was better than Kunitz. Curtis reminds me alot of Marty LaPointe in Boston. Cincy will defiently be alot more physical when Curtis hits the ice
I wonder if there are any hulking dmen free agents in college right now. Ones that are even better than Erksine?
Does anyone know of any?
Wes O'Neill is in college (Notre Dame), but I believe he will make himself eligible for this year's entry draft. Valibek (Slovakian playing Canadian Juniors) also meets the description of a "hulking dman" and supposedly has a bit of a nasty streak to boot.
Someone else may know more about college free agents---but either of these guys would be a nice addition.
As for the comment that I believe you made about hoping that Kunitz starts performing in order to justify these college free agent signings, bear in mind that the guy who "found" Glencross for the Ducks, Peter McNab, also is responsible for the signing of Andy McDonald. He has a pretty good eye for talent. (And before anyone jumps down my throat because Andy Mac is "soft", I'm not comparing Glencross to McDonald. Glencross has power forward written all over him.)
Sounds like an energy type player that gives it his all every night, a player the ducks could really use if he can throw some solid checks. It will be interesting how he does at camp next year but as kunitz realized this year it won't be an easy transition.
The guy seems extremely slim though. Isnt he listed at 180-190. I doubt that he could make the team next unless he turns out to be an overachiever or a 4rth liner.
But hearing that he has knocked the shizzel out of alot of players sound really good to me. Hopefully hes a skilled fighter because if he does make the ducks, hes gonna have to fend for himself.
Curtis probably wont get a whole lot bigger. When I first saw him 2 years ago I remember telling my friend that there was no way he was gonna be as big of a hitter as his scouting report said he just didnt seem to have the size but now 2 years later he defienatly proved me wrong. I think he has a good chance to become a third or fourth line winger in the NHL within the next two years if his game keeps progressing the way it was at UAA. Does anyone know when he is expected to make his Cincy debut?