I'm a 'Glasses Half Full' kinda guy and hope this pick works out for the Habs. What I'd really like to know though is, does anyone think Crisp will be better than Stefan Fournier? I haven't seen either of them play but they sound like the same style of player and Fournier has a much larger body of work. My thinking is that they sign Fournier and draft a different skilled guy with this pick.
He's the only WTF pick of our draft for me. The other picks are fine to be honest. I'm just really intrigued as of why we picked this guy over Hayden and why in the third round. I just hope he surprises us. We'll have to wait and see.
It's the 71st pick people, calm down. If he ends up having a Prust like career we'll jump in joy, and he probably can.
EDIT : We actualy drafted a guy who can play hockey and fight, and we're having a nervous breakdown about it?
I'm with you. Can we not find some solitude in the fact the new regime is acknowledging a new direction.
Guys? we actually drafted a scrapper.......the mindset alone makes me happy. I hope he turns into something special.
Well for starters, he would have been available in later rounds. We could have got Duclair here and Crisp way later.
Yeah, he fights.. but he is terrible at it.
His skating is also terrible from what I've heard so far.
Seems like a punching bag to me.
Well i don't know if teams starts calculating if those guys will not be drafted before the 6th round, if you start drafting like that you'll loose more gamble than you will win, you have a list of ranked players, you follow that list, you don't start playing poker. None of us know if he would have been available later.
I don't know about his fighting skills so i wont comment on it. Skating can be improved, it's not a problem for now.