This video was just created 5 days ago that I found on youtube and it absolutely deserves its own thread. I got goosebumps watching this. Man, do we have an amazing prospect in our hands or what. Can't wait for next year.
Whoever created this video deserves a round of applause.
Obligatory "dat shot" comment.
Last edited by ReginKarlssonLehner: 07-16-2012 at 12:08 AM.
This is why we gave him a spot in the playoffs. The kid looks like a gamebreaker.
My expectations for him will be realistic as he gets used to NA, but this is promising. He seems to be able to find open spots on the ice, and paired up with someone that sees the ice as well as Spezza does, this could be a great fit.
You can definitely see why they wanted him to get quicker off his first and second steps. If he was able to do that he could play like Kessel off the rush and just look to snipe but without it there's no separation between the defender and attacker and that puck is going out of play every single time. I see him being more effective in the NHL down low and along the boards as a playmaker but maybe the shooting will translate on small ice and NHL goalies.
I think you're right but there will also be a lot less space in the NHL. A lot of those goals were very similar plays where he had a fair bit of time to rip one.
Will be really interesting to see how he adapts
I'm definitely with you on that one but something you don't see in that video is how Silfverberg is an absolute stud at protecting the puck. He makes room for himself. Which usually results in a shot on net or attracting another defender to him that creates a passing lane for an open teammate.
Something a lot of you will see next year from Silfverberg is how he reads the game so well. He makes simple, simple plays that go such a long way to creating a scoring chance. We saw some of it last year when the Sens had a good 3 minute attack in the NYR zone and Silfverberg was in the middle of it all, using his skates, body, stick etc... to confuse the d and make more room for his teammates.
Silfverberg played against inferior players in the SEL in comparison to the NHL, the NHL has bigger & better players on a smaller surface who can take away his time & space. However, I am hoping he turns into another Alfredsson & still finds a way to put pts up on the board. I hope he solidifies our top 6, I just don't know if he will.