Flood had a good strat this season but he's really small and on a tiny frame , let's hope he bulk up cuz he got the skillz .
Well he's not small in height, 6'1, scrony though 176 pounds, so your right definetly needs to bulk up. He is a skilled defencemen think in top 15 in D scoring in OHL, can't wait to see what he's like.
Wow, Flood is really playing well tonight. Good defensively, wins the battles along the boards (especially that really nice one at the blueline to keep the puck in). He also has a strong and accurate (!) shot from the blueline - almost got one past the goalie.
Doesn't look as skimpy as I thought he wood. The commentators are really praising him a lot as well.
Also nice to see Daniel Ryder, Michael's 16 year old brother. Work ethic really runs in that family!
After one period 4-1 Petes, Flood playing well, good in own end and along the boards, see's PP and PK time, especially good on PP. Commentators were saying Flood was the most improved Pete's player and one of the most improved in the whole OHL this season, he's leading Pete's defencmen in scoring and top 15 in whole league. They also mentioned that A. Savard watched one of his games this year and was very happy with the way his game has progressed since we drafted him. So nothing but good things said about Flood. So far Flood has 1 assist and is a +2.
Edit- Didn't think he had a point but actually got an assist on the PP
Games over Pete's won 5-4. Flood played a good game overall. Good in his own end and other teams end. Used in all situations PP and PK, especially good on PP. Played against other teams top line (Eagers), was on at the end of the game which was crucial as it was close and stood up for his goalie when Eager slashed him. Pretty good first passes but somtimes trys a long pass out of his end which doesn't always work, good along the boards especially on one occasion where he kept the puck in at the blueline on the PP, not to physical but physical when he has to be along the boards in his on end, needs to bulk up a bit and maybe will be more physical then. Pretty good puck carrier and skater but usually dishes off puck to a forward before long, probly carry puck longer when he gets more experienced and more confident. I was overall pretty impressed with his play. He finished with one assist a +1 and 2 Penalty minuets(coincidental,sticking up for his goalie).
Did anyone else watch Mark Flood on Sunday night agianst the Generals (sportnet East). He was impressive and the John Druce claim Flood as the most improved player in the OHL. I like this kid his a lot better than I thought. Good skater, passer and very poised. Ran the PP and killed the penalties. 6-1 and has added muscle and he was strong on the puck. Not overly physical but controlled his man effectively. I was really impressed. Maybe he just had a great game but Druce stated he has played like this all year. Anyone else watch he play??