A) Having Wickstrand in Frolunda is awesome. As a Sens fan, you just can't hate the Indians and what they've done for us (minus King Henry....screw him )
B) Matt Puempel just seems like the kind of kid who really "gets it". I was high on him going into his draft year, but thought he would be out of our reach. I was elated that his stock fell and we picked him up. He was really the only one of those 3 first rounders in 2011 that I was familiar with. Needless to say, I think the kid will make it. He has a real knack for finding the net. He musn't be rushed.
I learned my lesson with a few of our prospects: if it seems too good to be true, it often is. However, it's really hard to not get excited about this guy.
Wish I could see the kid play, though.
I hear you. I'm not extremely excited about him, but he's obviously been putting up some great numbers. Should still be handled as a longshot to make the NHL club down the road, but producing in SEL-2, playing at the WJC and then in the SEL next year is a good curve.