Back in the mid 80's someone had graffiti'ed: "What if Jesus returns?' on a wall in inner Copenhagen (my native Denmark). Some genius replied below: We'll play Elkjaer (the nations favorite son, star striker on the Danish soccer reams) on the wing.
He's a fast skater, very good acceleration, but (because of his size) not terribly strong on his feet (but not 'soft' either). He's got a decent wrister, and is slightly above average defensively (but not a defensive forward by any stretch). Tons of heart, never takes a shift off, and can play on any line (he spent time on our 1st line when we had injuries).
His max potential is probably 10 goals and 20-25 points a season. He's also got a fantastic attitude, and he looks like jesus when he grows his beard in...
Can't find a great picture of it, it gets even better when its longer.
Originally Posted by hateseed
The above is all true. Honestly, a fantastic two-way guy. If you have injuries you will be glad he's on your team but to be frank, he can't possess the puck to save his life and you don't want him called up for more than 7-10 games... classic example of a guy who when standing on his head can be as good as just about anyone, with a versatile game too. The only issue is, over the long haul he hasn't been able to sustain it. Usually his best games come first though, so, a perfect call-up.
As stated, he's clutch as ****, and even more fun is the fact that he falls down during/after 99% of all goals he scores.
Thanks guys. Sounds like a bit of a Kennedy/Talbot hybrid.
Any Sharks fans want to break down this kid's game, strengths and weaknesses, etc?
his only weakness is he is not overly skilled at anything. He works hard 100% of the time, he's smart and rarely ever makes cliche 'scrub' mistakes. I think the Pens are a perfect fit for him.
Good look Ferrerio!!
Ferriero has some pretty good awareness. He seemed to know where to go and worked to get there. That could be a good combo with some of the playmakers the Pens have. He will probably impress for stretches.
The main problem I had with Ferriero in his years in Teal was that you'd call him up, and he'd have two or three fantastic games, and then he'd just fall off the grid. He'd always have a hot couple of games right after being called-up, and then would never be able to sustain it for more than maybe five games.
He has a considerable amount of offensive skill, is a great skater, works his ass off every shift, and is willing to go to the front of the net and get abused. I think every single goal he scored with the Sharks was followed up immediately with Ferriero falling in the crease. Not strong on his skates.
But he's a good guy and was a class act. I wish him all the best. He's the epitome of too-good-for-the-AHL, not-quite-good-enough-for-the-NHL. He'll be a first liner forward in the AHL if nothing else.