I'm lazy and didn't want to necessarily read through the entire thread but can anyone fill me in on Duncan's special teams ability. Can he play on the PK? I've read he can be nasty/has a mean streak...is it kept in pretty good control or is there any worries about him turning 5v4s turn into 5v3s? Thanks in advance!
He's the Blades best PKer, so yeah. It will be a big asset for us as once he's NHL-ready he will be able to jump right onto either the first or second penalty killing unit. Blocks shots, has long reach and his discipline really improved this year.
No loss IMO, he wouldn't have turned out to anything with the Avs in LE. Now that he's with Ottawa and their development system, he at least has a small shot.
I think he has the potential to be a top pairing AHL guy, if not more, by the time he's in his mid 20's. Those kind of guys are valuable to an organization, especially one that wants to be a winning organization. Always have a pipeline of young talent ready, just like the LA Kings did with their defensive lineup starting 4-5 years ago.
I think we could all say that he experienced the normal ups and downs that a rookie defenseman in the NHL would experience
But it was quite literally the game after EJ suffered his concussion, I believe we played Columbus. If my memory serves me correct, he played the most minutes of our D-Corps, and played alongside Hejda and looked damn good.
He also scored at a 33 point pace this year, which isn't too bad for a rookie.
I fully expect him to be an everyday player next year, and hopefully he can work on his shot accuracy....because he sure wasn't afraid to use it on the PP last year, which was actually a bit refreshing to see. (An Avs PP where the Defenseman wasn't afraid to shoot)
Thought I'd been in love before, but in my heart I wanted more. Seems like all I really was doing was waiting for you - John Lennon/The Beatles
I think I talked about this before, but I can't remember.
If we keep Duchene, Stastny and O'Reilly, do we start grooming Sgarbossa and Hishon for wing? Seems like there is no room for them in the lineup, so either we move them to wing or trade them at a really low value.
I knew we wouldn't signed Nermark, not surprised at all. Just glad to see we didn't waste a contract on him and went after some undrafted guys like Agozzino, Lauridsen and that other dude we just grabbed than signing players that have no future with us.