It looks to me like Marcantuoni can do a lot at a pretty high rate of speed. Maybe not *everything*, but I see him stick handling, shooting, and even changing the angle of shots while skating, all be it in limited viewings. Perhaps the only thing I haven't seen him do is use his linemates as much as he should.
None of that means anything though if it doesn't translate into points, and while it's reeeaaal early in the game he needs to start producing in the OHL before I start considering him an NHL caliber prospect.
Clark Seymour seems like he should be a 19th century Scottish sailor.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
Pouliot needs some sort of an epic amount of points this season, I think. I'll be highly disappointed if he doesn't.
Portland's forwards are a fairly young group, so this will be an interesting year for him. There's definitely talent, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a slow offensive start for him as the team discovers it's chemistry.
Speaking of which, it's only two games into the season, but Oliver Bjorkstrand (a name I will never get tired of typing) might be Portland's next Euro star. Four points thus far.
What chance does he have at getting promoted to the Senior team?
I dont know hoe the situation looks up on the "big club" But in the J20 team he sees all special-teams, gets big minutes late in games and is the teams leading scorer. So if injuries occur my bet is hes one of the 1st on the shortlist.
Wasn't Sundqvist billed as a more physical, grinding style guy? I thought that's how he described how he liked to play the game.
I could be completely wrong and thinking of the wrong person though.
I think he was billed as a power forward. Big player (6'3" 190 ish- check) who can play nasty, yet still produce on offense. He was regarded as a bit of a project, as his offense had not really developed. And while it is still very early in the season and he is playing in a junior league, it sounds like he is starting to realize his offensive potential.
But like I said, it is very early to state anything conclusively.