I find it weird how the general appreciation for Kristo goes up and down on a regular basis. Last summer everyone was saying he's a bust after he decided to stay another year at college and now everyone wants him to sign because he's our next top-6 player.
Can someone who has seen him play (regularly) tell me what they see in him? All these conflicting opinions is confusing me!
As for Kristo, I've never liked his off-ice antics and I ranted against him earlier in the year. He seems like he has to grow the f up if he wants to be a professional - but supposedly he's talented so let's see how it goes.
The only antic which was stupid was walking barefoot in the snow, other than that he's okay. So what he bought alcohol for his team? Many more players have done it but have never got caught.
With our current situation at forward, it'd be nice for him to sign relatively soon so he can get a spell on the top 9 while we have injuries up front. Gionta and Armstrong aren't making anyone expendable.
Really? Of course no University kid will party or anything..... jesus people. They are human beings, you know. I'm pretty sure that most people on the board have done worst than that kid while in Cegep or University.
The only difference between now and back then is that everybody has a phone with a camera and take pics of everything. Kid's gonna be fine.
The difference, to me, isn't a question of what era we're in, let's not act as if a career in pro sports is the same as any other. Such a career requires discipline and professionalism at a very young age because their prime years are usually between 25 and 30 as opposed to simply acquiring experience and getting better at your trade all the way to retirement in your 50's-60's.
I'm not saying he's a lost cause, far from it, I just think his career would benefit from the presence of veterans around him.