Much better this year. You can tell he knows what he needs to improve on. He is still very raw, but his skill set is top notch. Dumba is likely not going to grow much, but has a frame that will allow him to be very strong.
Very nice points, I agree with everything you said here.
Please note the first hand quotes from hockey people "in the know".
- Ross MacLean - Head Scout for International Scouting Services
- Mark Glavin - Assistant GM of Sarnia Sting (OHL)....and....
- IGOR LARIONOV - hockey legend!!! (For the younger readers: one of the 1st Russian players to come to North America - centered one of the most famous lines in hockey history - the KLM line)
obnoxious fans are everywhere, it doesnt matter if you cheer for panthers or the penguins
I completely agree. I just shake my head wondering where Caps/Pens/Hawks fans were 10 years ago. And we'll see the same with my favourite team, the Leafs, when they get competitive. It's the nature of sports, but I don't like it.
Red Deer came to town for last weekend for a two game series. Dumba looked great. He had 3 points in the game I went to, and the goal was unreal. He got the puck at the point from Petrovic, did a spin-o-rama around a Royals Forward, Walked in and snapped it top corner. Absolutely insane this kid. Didn't get to see much of his hitting ability or his defensive play but he looked reliable.