Marcus Foligno has been sudden impact for the Buffalo Sabres, manning a spot on what's suddenly become the team's top line with Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford. The Son of Mike has gotten plenty of notice around the NHL and added a big honor today when the league named him its rookie of the month for March. Foligno has six goals, five assists and a plus-10 rating since joining the team March 9 in Ottawa.
Well deserved, his offensive outburst and chemistry with Ennis and Stafford has been amazing. On top of that tho I just love the energy that the guy plays with, you can tell how bad he wants it every time hes out there. We could use some more of that on this team. His production will obviously tail off some and he'll have his struggles as a young player, but if he brings the same attitude and drive he's shown so far I look forward to what he can do for this team.
To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible.
I hope to see him turning into something like Ryan Callahan, maybe less offense but more physical, and all the same intangibles and leadership.
Thats what I posted earlier in the main thread. Can he be similar to Ryan Callahan, the glue to a line, pesky do it all 50 points. I hope so plus hes bigger and tussles better. maybe not quite the skater but still.
Panthers fan here. Was watching your game last night (and very upset you made that incredible comeback) but I have to say, Foligno really impressed me. He was hitting, fighting, putting up points. Quite a player you got there
Yeah, I gotta admit that when he got up from the scrum, after having his face held to the ice for about 15 seconds, he never lost his cool, skated away and threw his arms up....I liked it. Wonder if he would of thrown the stick into the arena, instead of the sword....
Good for him, he has enjected this team with quite a spark (along with Ennis), I find myself wondering who that guy skating the puck up the ice is, and it's Stafford with rushes. Who would of thought 63 & 82 could have such an impact on 21. Just nice.