Again - his point totals are inflated due to MacKinnon and Drouin but he's a big part of not just Halifax's offense but their overall success. He would still be putting up points without them, though not as many. He's their #1 d-man and he plays like it.
That's nice to hear but I'm still skeptical considering he's 20 yrs old and playing with two top-5 picks. (While skating in front of the top ranked NA goaltender by NHL Central Scouting!)
Originally Posted by Craig Fischer
Early on in the season I'd say he was, but since he's been back (on my phone right now so I can't check in detail) but I'd think most of his points (at least in recent memory) have come without the big 2 even on the ice.
He's not an elite level prospect, but he's got the skillset, and physical build to be an NHL player if he continues to work hard. I'm a fan of his.
Hmm. Hopefully he proves me wrong.
Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer
Either way, there's only one solution to this issue: Draft Mackinnon and Drouin.
Yes. Let's hope they're all great friends so we'll have a chance to sign them.
I've been a fan of Freddie Hamilton for quite a while now but I love reading (hearing) hearing this kind of stuff from young players.
When I watch NHL games, I like to follow around a particular player that I would like to play like to see what he does in certain situations. This includes the decisions he makes and some of the skills he uses. There are a lot of little things you can learn from watching the top players. For example, last week I saw one of the top centers in the NHL line up for a face-off in a different way and I have been practicing that so that I can try it in a game.