Interesting. He's a centre so he probably sees the Canucks centre depth chart as an advantage for him. Pittsburg already has 3 great C's for the forseeable future. Van only has 2, 1 of them is injured often. Edm has a lot of great young players as well. Should be interesting.
You sure he's playing center? In the video he doesn't take any of the faceoffs, and looks to be the first guy in on the forecheck alot. Seems like a 4th line wing type if anything.
Are any of these guys young/good enough to be a Burrows caliber player ?
Burrows wasn't even good enough to be a Burrows caliber at that age. Sustr is a defenseman who signed with Tampa, Lain is a a big body who'll be lucky to carve out a career as a regular on someone's 4th line, but Lagainiere could be a solid bottom 6 player.
Leafs fans thought the same thing with J.Shultz and Gardiner.
Does this ever work? I think your prospect basically has to be best friends with the free agent player in order for this to work. It's not like teammates don't ever hate each other. For all we know, Laganiere and Agostino can't stand each other.
You're only saying that because he's hopeless in the defensive zone. After seeing how futile he was at trying get a puck past a pinching defenseman against Colorado, I can see why Washington gave up on him.