That's great and all but I like to see him on the ice developing his hockey skills. Who knows if fighting will even be in the game three or four years from now.
The fighting will still be in the game. And I'm sure he's working on his hockey skills. In fact, I would bet that if he's neglecting anything, it's his fighting ability because he is already so good. The day he joins the NHL, he'll immediately be the best fighter in the league.
I know he's working on his game because it's improving. Everyone can see that, if only from preseason games.
9G9A 18PTS last 6gp in that span 5ptgame two 4pt games and a 3pt game kid is tearing up the league right now on pace for 101 pts and this is starting out with 2pts in his first 7
We had a poster in here a few years ago named "Storm in a Tea Cup". Gave some great in depth analysis on a kid named Ryan Callahan.
Newoil do you get to watch many of his games? How would you evaluate his game concisely? Also, on the Rangers site we have him as 5-11 179lbs is that close? Worried that he might be smaller than they are saying. Thanks.
I see no reason why McColgan is limited to the top-6. He can play the bottom-6. He can be like Callahan today or he can be like Callahan in 2007-08 when he had 13 points in 52 games (20.5 point pace), but was still a very useful player. If McColgan is just a 10-10 guy, he can still play in the NHL once he gains strength and learns more of the basics.
That is true. But I really think he has serious Boom potential. His motor and skills could lead to him being a very nice top-6 player in the Gionta, Helm, Callahan-mold. That's all I meant by it.
They also predict McColgan will get the nod and be on the team. Here is the quote
Morreale says: Looking for an offensive producer with fire in his veins? That's McColgan. After leading the Rockets in points last season, the speedster tops the team with 23 assists and 30 points in 27 games this season.
I would love to have McColgan on Team USA. It's always extra-special to be able to root for both the US and the Rangers at the same time. It was great the last couple of years, and having two players this year would be very nice.
P.S. The advantage of drafting Americans and Swedes is that they get to have the experience of playing on a top team in the WJC, and it's not as difficult for them to make it as Team Canada. Canada can probably field two teams that can compete with anyone else if it split into East Canada and West Canada.
Can not wait to see Krieder in a Rangers Uni. Right now he is tearing it up in the NCAA and I really expect his game to translate well to the NHL
I expect Kreider's, Miller's, and McIlrath's games to translate to the NHL.
Im not as confident about anyone else. But im hopeful.
We need Thomas to get stronger, we will need the offensive firepower in the coming years, the way our "conference" and playoff format just got re-aligned.
Also, if im the Rangers, if I don't use this June's first round pick in a trade for Bobby Ryan (kind of hopeful we will) then im using that pick and maybe a couple of pieces to move up and grab a high-end two way defenseman in the draft.