Interesting, think he's the most at risk of getting claimed as a 'project', though I think he's at best going to be a third line forward now, more likely to be a 4th line grinder with some offensive skill.
Well, I doubt someone takes a "project" player because they have to keep them in the 23 man lineup. If they assign to the minors, we get first dibbs.
I disagree that he looks slow on feet. I think it's mostly he's still slow in terms of thinking the game. And I think he has shown pretty good hitting.
He threw one or two hits but I was expecting more of a wrecking ball, and he isn't that. Actually he sort of reminds me of Mike Leclerc. Willing, good hitter when he gets a chance, but usually too slow to make it there in time.
Been looking everywhere for lineups tonight anyone have them?
Here are the ones from yesterdays practice.
Bobby Ryan-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
Jason Blake-Saku Koivu-Teemu Selanne
Andrew Gordon-Andrew Cogliano-Devante Smith-Pelly
Brandon McMillan-Maxime Macenauer-George Parros
Matt Beleskey-Patrick Maroon-Brian McGrattan