Does anyone here have a chance to watch him? I see his numbers aren't mind-blowing right now, but I'm wondering if it's more a result of minutes/bounces, or if he's just in need of a lot more growth as a player.
It's wasn't really expected of him yet, either. It's not easy to start producing points consistently as an 18-year-old in a tough pro league. Next year we should start expecting more offensive production from him.
He is doing fine. His team, HIFK, isn't the best place to be right now for an expendable junior who can get his chances next year. We have a team that's very expensive and we NEED results, so HIFK is basically ******** its pants while trying to make things work.
It would be best for Markus to be in another team right now, where he could get better minutes. He's played in HIFK's 4th and 1st line, neither of which are the right fits for him right now.
I've seem him play quite a few times this year, and he seems to be dangerous in the attacking zone but still has to improve his defensive game a bit. He is also very good in faceoffs.
PS. Next year will also be easier for him because of the fact that his brother will be gone. Can't imagine it being easy living in Mikael's shadow.
Last edited by Coil: 11-09-2011 at 05:27 AM.