Actually i really like him, but i just don`t want him to be thrown into the NHL already. He looks ok for a 19 yo, but we shouldn`t do that this season imo. Like many said, he needs to get a little bigger and stronger and i don`t think there`s serious need for us to rush him.
I am also expecting more offensive production from him in the juniors, but that is far from hating him
I wouldn't count on him picking up more points. His team traded for Vincent Trocheck from Saginaw. Vincent is going to get their prime minutes from here on out. Trocheck has already racked up 10 points in his first five games. Florida's center depth is crazy: Huberdeau, Shore, Bjugstad, and Trocheck.
wow. thats really interesting.. can't see them benching bonino after 2 games (he wasn't even bad, just not producing offensively but ryan/selanne were also poor) i hope thats not the case. but i guess we'll see.
I was thinking Holland to be the 2c and Rakell a possible 4c. But if Rakell is a 4c, then we may as well let him go back to his junior team. No need to burn his ELC if he's simply going to be a fourth line center without the ability to be sent down to the AHL (because he's only 19 years old). So this is an odd set of events to see Rakell centering the second line with Holland on the fourth line.
I wouldn't worry about having Rakell and Holland in the lineup at the same time. It's not like Bonino has that much pro experience that makes it a world of difference, with the two figuring to be on different lines.