I've not seen him play or anything, but he has 50 points in 65 games this year (in the ECHL). Might he still have some potential as a pro? Those are pretty good stats for a d-man. He is only 24 or so... 6'3, good wheels.... anyway, just wondering if anyone has watched him played lately?
Have to admit I totally forgot about him, thought he was playing in Europe. I'm all for letting him try to play in Hamilton though, as long as its like a 6th to 7th D-man, I don't want him taking up the playing time for new guys coming to Hamilton.
It's Hamilton. What do we lose if he plays there to develop?
Beaulieu, Tinordi and Ellis are going to join Hamilton next year. Thats already 3 recruits. Then you have St-Denis who is likely going to be the no1-2 and Nash who needs playing time to make up for his absence last year. All of these guys are much better prospects than Fischer and will need to be surrounded by veterans (guys like Stafford or Henry). As a result he'd end up playing the ECHL most of his time.
The most I'd give him for now is a tryout and he'd need to outplay the Hamilton guys, which he likely won't.
Don't understand why some here feel the need to be so mean...we did get a 2nd Rnd pick as compensation.
I hope Fischer gets a chance with a team like the Oilers' farm team. (and then who knows...maybe make the Oilers' NHL team in a cpuple of years or less...you never know...those are great stats for a Dman even though it's ECHL...pretty darn good).
Good luck to Fischer.
anyone get the prospects' magazine, yet? (just wondering...). Going to check out the magazine store tomorrow to see if it's in already.
i had to keep checking to make sure this wasn't some kind of ancient bumped thread. i could have understood a thread about wanting kovy back at a tryout or something. but david freaking fischer? lol. i'm thrilled we got a 2nd for him and called it a day.