Ryan Hamilton's a good player, and seems like a great leader. I'd prefer him on the Leafs third or fourth line over just about everybody who was playing on those lines last season. I don't think he'll be a full-time Leaf, simply because he's the captain, but man... guys got heart, size, and some skill.
The best part is how our defense is super mobile. I love Kotska work yesterday was epic.
I thought the defense looked slow overall, or are you referring to the Leafs future defense including defenders not on the Marlies?
using his big frame to create space and his skating ability to find open lanes to drive the net. He stands 6-3 and is a natural goal scorer with plenty of confidence.
He's a scout's dream in the way he prepares himself and plays an unselfish game, making smart decisions with the puck. With his bloodlines, he certainly understands what it will take to make it at the next level.
Puck movement was okay, the puck retrieval was slow and several times they got themselves in trouble by not moving it quick enough, especially behind the net.
I did see some troubles handling the puck maybe that was due to ice conditions?
Not sure, but they all in general seemed rusty in alot of places. They were losing control in several areas as well. However compared to last years powerplay this was much much better, hence I enjoyed the puck movement in the powerplay yesterday.
I hope they boys gel more better and understand each other much better on the ice.