Love the guys heart, but he has to make huge leaps in his Defensive game. He was terrible at the end of last year in his own end, if he is gonna be an nhl regular on the 3rd/4th line he's gonna have to pick that aspect of his game up big time.
If Thrower is just another White.. i'm sorry to hear that.. Ryan White type players are a dime a dozen.
People actually said that Thrower had White's fearless attitude, they weren't talking about skill level. Still, we all know he probably won't be a top-3 defenceman, which would be over-expectation for a 2nd rounder.
Teams do not go far into the playoffs without Ryan White types.
This kid IMO, is a core, third line role player. He is the Mike Keane we have been missing for almost the past two decades!!!
Keaner is one of my favourite players of all time and he was a much better player than White, I also don't see White as a 3rd liner, he's a 4th line energy guy who can be a great presence in the locker room and a glue guy.