What's up with this guy? I thought he would be an NHL regular by now. I know he is in Chicago for another season, but has he developed as well as expected? I remember him being listed as one of the Thrashers top 3 prospects after he was drafted, and now he seems to be low on the list of prospect defencemen (granted the Thrashers have a butt-load).
He's huge (6-5 235) and mean, and it seems like he is exactly the type of defenceman that Atlanta could use, is his skating really that bad? Thanks for any info.
Just off the top of my head I think injuries have really stalled his developement. That and his skateing and puck control isn't that great either. But this guy isn't gonna make the NHL off of his skateing stride and puck skills. He's gonna make the NHL off of his physical defensive game, though he needs to get alittle more foot speed and stay healthy for a season.