I know he was in hockeynews top 10 in october (i only remember this because i wasn't very familiar with him at the time, and the article put him on my radar for the first time... and then I fell in love over the next few months )
Nice. Clarke, Barbashev and Goldobin are guys I'm looking at next year. Go get some high end goal scorers.
Agree with this, we went D-heavy in '13 and this team needs high-end offensive talent more than anything right now. Our defense pipeline is stacked, and we don't have too many promising wingers specifically (Armia, Girgs). Guys like Clarke, Godolbin, and, if we tank hard enough, Nylander, are ideal IMO
Spencer Watson is also 6 years younger than Ennis so it really is a non factor...
agreed plus he already is taller than Ennis. He is listed at most places at 5ft 10 and like you said, is 6 years younger and could easily still reach 6 ft. Elite goal scoring ability is necessary on this team and Watson would provide that.
I also meant to put in my last post that Blake Clarke is another guy of interest. He put up Cody Hodgson and Matt Duchene type numbers in Brampton as a rookie this year.
I have no issue with size in the upcoming draftees. Buffalo has done a much better job finding talent with size in recent years so it isn't an overwhelming consideration. Besides, there are enough smaller waterbug type offensive guys in this draft to be intriguing. Not everyone need be 6'2" up front. The issue is that Buffalo has now gotten past having 3-5 roster players 5'10" or less. They really only have one sprite left in Ennis.
I wish there wasn't the usual USH BS with Clarke. They aren't treating him all that well and for no reason anyone anywhere has revealed.
1. Sam Reinhart - Kootenay (WHL) Nov. 6/95 C R 6'1/186
2. Aaron Ekblad - Barrie (OHL) Feb. 7/96 D R 6'4/216
3. William Nylander - Rogle (SWE) May 1/96 LW R 5'11/169
4. Sam Bennett - Kingston (OHL) Jun. 20/96 C L 6'0/178
5. Kasperi Kapanen - Kalpa (FIN) Jul. 23/96 RW R 5'11/172
6. Adrian Kempe - Modo Jr. (SWE) Sep. 13/96 LW L 6'1/187
7. Leon Draisaitl - Prince Albert (WHL) Oct. 27/95 LW L 6'1/178
8. Ivan Barbashev - Moncton (QMJHL) Dec. 14/95 C/LW L 6'0/185
9. Anton Karlsson - Frolunda (SWE) Aug. 3/96 RW L 6'0/187
10. Haydn Fleury - Red Deer (WHL) Jul. 8/96 D L 6'2/207
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