5th on the team in even strength points per 60. He does certain things well offensively, but has massive consistency issues. Deslauriers didn't show anything more in terms of consistency, he merely had a good stretch. Remember Foligno's first stretch under the exact same circumstances? Ridiculous to try and judge Deslauriers as better than Foligno based on a few games. There's room for both on the roster.
Agree. All good points. Interesting how some view the same player in the exact opposite way. Not surprised, just interesting.
Foligno isn't a good player. Doesn't provide enough offense, not a Buffalo beloved 'gritty, hardworking' guy I'd want in my bottom 6. I'd rather a guy like Deslauriers stay up here, at least you know he'll bring the effort.
good lord sample size much? Its a proven fact that power forwards like d-men often take more time to develop. Given what hes shown in 1 1/3 years sample size to give up on him now is an asset waste. Give the kid some legit players to play with, a reason to wanna win, and a solidified position and maybe he will show up. This kid needs new coaching period no reason to judge until he gets that. I have faith Nolan will make or break him regardless of fans 130 game sample size relegation of him as a meh player