Scandella is very good defenseman prospect, I think a lot of this list is based on future potential as well. Spurgeon is kind of limited while Scandella showed flashes of being a legit 1st pairing d man last year, albeit one that still has some adjustments to make. Tall and skilled physically with some unexpectedly smooth hands make him a pretty valuable asset to most teams and hes still developing.
That article was an interesting read. The most interesting part, was who Scandella outranked. Including the "Honorable Mentions", most of which were drafted much higher...
Mikkel Boedker, Left Wing, Phoenix Coyotes
T.J. Brodie, Defense, Calgary Flames
Cody Eakin, Center, Dallas Stars
Stefan Elliot, Defense, Colorado Avalanche
Cody Hodgson, Center, Buffalo Sabres
Nino Niederreiter, Left Wing, New York Islanders
Luke Schenn, Defense, Philadelphia Flyers
Colin Wilson, Center, Nashville Predators
- Bulmer (ZERO POINTS ON THE SEASON)
- Cuma (0pts through 6 games with -5)
- Zucker (2gp 0g 0a -2)
- Gunnarsson (0pts through the last 3 weeks)
- Bertschy (ONE POINT THROUGH SEVENTEEN GAMES)
- Dumba (2gp 0g 0a -1)
Noticed tonight that the crowd has started to react to Coyle just having the puck on his stick. Such an exciting player.
Dang. Sure would be nice to finally have another player that could get the crowd going. Somebody needs to step up. Remember the days when you'd quickly move to the edge of your seat after Gabby got a hold of the puck? Memories.....