Does anyone here actually watch colborne? from the few games i've seen him he seems to be a bit of a floater, which is not good for a 6'5 man. Part of me thinks half of you only think he's awesome because he's 6'5, if he was 6'0 everyone would be calling him a bust.
I have pretty low expectations for this guy(havent been high on him for a while, on the other hand I was always expecting alot of kadri) but I'd be happy if he progresses.
Exactly I really don't think people watch him play. He's 6'5 and doesn't use his body at all. He floats around and is very very slow. There is some skill there. I watch every marlies game broadcast on tv and even live. Big joe most likley will not pan out as an nhl player for the fact that he's too slow for nhl speed and he doesn't use his body the way he should.
He's no where close to being an NHL player at the moment. 4th like centres like mclemment are so far beyond his abilities.
I wish people could actually watch Rielly to see how he looks
I only saw the last 10 mins of the 1st where he had his ups and downs.
Had a decent rush where he skated up the ice and took a shot and they got some sustained pressure.
It seems that the forecheck is somewhat overwhelming for him (understandable), he got slammed along the boards on the forecheck but managed to stay on his skate. He looks strong and solid on his skates for someone who got drafted last summer playing in his 3rd pro game.
In the 2nd on the powerplay he got himself in trouble in his own zone when he had trouble shaking off the forechecker and Peoria got some chances.
He doesn't look out of place, but it is evident he is still adjusting to the pro's.
Looks bigger than I anticipated though, pretty wide.
Big guys with long strides can look slow and also appear to be floating. The floating accusation was made against the Big M, Frank Mahovlich, for example. Not that Colborne is going to be another Frank Mahovlich! But from my own admittedly limited viewing, I don't think he is too slow to make the NHL.