John-Michael Liles, the recent MSU Spartan and Hobey Baker finalist, is having a pretty solid camp for the Avs and is possibly locked in a battle with fellow prospect Tomas Slovak for a spot as the #6 or #7 dman to start the year for Colorado.
Actually, Slovak is pretty good offensively as well, having scored 71 points in the WHL last year...but it is the older Liles whose offensive skills really stand-out from the blueline. He's definitely on the small side but he has the vision and scoring of a forward.
There is plenty of talk on Liles and Slovak on the Avs board if you want some first-hand views on how they have done in camp and in games.
Two names :
Two amazing offensive Dmen who have a great shot at making their respective teams.
Krajicek underwent offseason shoulder surgery and instead of listening to the GM (Dudley) to rehab it in south FL, Lukas went his own way (rehab was done in Tampa). As a result, he's far behind what was expected and is not going to make the Cats team this yr as a result. He's got a future with FL but it won't start this yr and he's got only himself to blame for it.
Yeah Trevor Daley definitely should be among the top in this category. He's probably the best skating prospect in the world right now, he makes fast decisions, great vision and passing and makes up for his size by playing a feisty game.