From what I've seen and heard, he actually has quite a mean streak in him. Which is good.
I like the spirit he showed during the QMJHL playoffs, but I know his biggest criticism was physicality and consistency. I'm excited to hear how he plays in Iowa (still feels weird not saying Houston).
I'm not as concerned with physical play as I am with good two-way players. Seen too many guys who are one or the other on the third line for my tastes.
Yep, contrary to popular belief, physicality and two-way play don't necessarily go hand in hand.
As much of a project pick as he might be, I like the combination of scoring ability, hustle and physical play that he's got. Let's hope he turns into a Clutterbuck with a better shot rather than a Gillies.
Also, I'm really hoping that Bulmer's injuries are not recurring ones, because he might still develop into a good bottom-sixer.
Fletcher and Flahr like drafting those guys who can blur the grey area between the 2nd and 3rd lines.
When you're getting killed in a series because of the 3rd line of the opposition doing most of the scoring... you'd want guys who can blur those lines too. Good teams have the ability to pot goals from the lower lines.
Watching him play in the Q this year, he's decent. Good hustle. I don't think he has the skill to produce much offensive at the pro level but he'll probably be a decent 3rd/4th line kind of guy. Could end up an AHL'er.