From what i heard he has been playing very well. I havent seen him play just going by word of mouth. I am supirsed to hear he is still not getting PP time down on the farm. His confidence has to be shot right now hopefully he can get it back together.
If it were up to me, I'd keep Fritsche in Syracuse the rest of the season. He's not going to get any better playing on the fourth line in Columbus when he can be playing a lot more with the Crunch, as well as get some playoff experience.
Injuries to the rest of the team kept him Columbus for the first half of the season, something that really, really got my panties in a bunch...
I think the best thing for danny is to continue to stay in Syracuse and play out the year... then start next season there too. We basically Malhotra'd dannyboy. Let's hope an extended stay in syracuse can help him regain a scoring touch. We all know the effort is there when he steps on the ice. He just needs a lot more ice-time than we can give him here in CMH.
Let's not forget, DF is still only 20 years old. He never should have been in Columbus as an 18-year old in 2003-04.
Plus, he's been all over the place....Columbus, US World Junior team (gold medal), Sarnia, Syracuse, Sarnia, London (Memorial Cup), Columbus, Syracuse and Columbus again. All in 28 months time.
I agree with the sentiment to keep in Syracuse the rest of the season...let him develop and further define what kind of player he can be. The effort and the potential are there, let's see if we can match it with some patience.
The article doesn't say exactly what Fritsche did, but Macster made mention in the minor league thread a few nights ago, that DF "tried to take someone's head off with his stick" and only got two minutes for it...
In his blog, Lindsay Kramer (writer for the paper) said that he slapped a player (Toronto's Brett Englehardt) in the head with his stick in a game Friday...in response to what he felt was a cheap shot.
He look like he got a hard time to controll himself, his kamikaze style of play for a fragile guy like him just prove that.(I'm not sure if my sentence make sence cause I speak french but you know what I mean...Hopefully)
Do his health is still a concern?
Last edited by komisakick ass: 02-22-2006 at 02:09 AM.
He look like he got a hard time to controll himself, his kamikaze style of play for a fragile guy like him just prove that.(I'm not sure if my sentence make sence cause I am french but you know what I mean...Hopefully)
Do his health is still a concern?
very much so...he's had 2-3 shoulder injuries (and another one currently)
I don't think you can judge Fritche just on points yet. Emphasis on yet. Barring injuries and suspendsions of course, he's changing the role he's been asked to play all season AND play with two new guys.
What I have been looking for is his energy (which is there), his desire (which is there), and his playmaking (which is there). The shots and points will come by the end of the year.
But I said on this board several times after Fritsche was drafted that he's a career 3rd liner with 2nd line duty on nights where a top sixer is injured. Its not a bad thing, but I hate to hear ppl say "What happened to him?" Nothing happened, he's still the same player, a 2 way forward.
BTW: I'm a Fritsche Fan...
A strong 3rd line in the future could be
Last edited by KeithBWhittington: 02-26-2006 at 07:31 PM.