Hey, I was just wondering the impressions you have of David Printz whom i never ever thought would get a NHL-contract. I saw he had a tremendous start (first 7-8 games or so), and his play seems to fit well on the smaller rinks over there. Now the pointproduction has come to a stop.
Can someone tell me, how he is still doing? Any shot at NHL in future?
He has alot of playing time if you're not aware of the statistics. I saw the 3 games the Phantoms played in Hershey and it appears to me he and John Slaney were the 1st pair in the 1st 2 games. In the 3rd game Phantoms used Pitkanen with Slaney to start the period, and then they went back to teaming Printz with Slaney for the bulk of the game. So , it would seem to if they pair Printz so much with Slaney, who is the only real veteran on that team, they would be grooming Printz to move up at some point, especially since they have basically been the 1st pair. Printz seems to be a physical prescence with fairly good positioning, although in the 3rd game he made some mistakes in judgement. One of the factors in the increased use of Pitkanen in the 3rd game was that they had recalled Steven Wood from Trenton shortly before that game , and were working him in slowly, I might add. Also, to add on , I just saw in a quote from the Delco Times, that Printz fell in practice and will miss 2-3 weeks.
Last edited by fan mao rong: 01-06-2005 at 11:38 AM.