was really impressed by this kid when he played the US. he's a big body, technically sound and impressed the hell outta me in that game stopping 44 of 48 US shots. saw he was passed up in the draft last year. Is this kid a legit prospect or is this just a one time great performance which i hope it isn't cause i enjoyed how composed and technically sound he is.
Niklas played some games for us (ETC Crimmitschau --> www.eispiraten-crimmitschau.de) this season. sure he is a big body, but in my eyes, he gives up to many rebounds. He´s young and there´s time left to fix that, but i think he´s not gonna to be the next Dennis Endras. I also think he pushes himself more in international events as in league games. Just my opinion.
I think Burgs can give some better answers to this becuase he has seen him more then me
Maybe it was just me but I didn't think he looked like a talented goalie. Looked to me like he just had a good game. He looked rough moving laterally in the crease and his positioning was way off on alot of cases. Don't get me wrong, he had some great stops, but I think more than anything it was a case of right place at the right time.