I've seen a lot of posters pencil him into there proposed lineups and I just don't get it.
I think he is a borderline NHL player and at the very least isn't ready for full time NHL minutes. He takes the body which is nice but I personally think he is the second coming of David Liffiton.
Is it just because we have nobody better in the system who is near ready AND he fits under the salary cap?
What am I missing?
If you are talking about Potter, I disagree. Potter plays nothing like Liffiton, who, I would agree, is a 7th D-man, at best. Potter plays a more controlled game, similar to Girardi, and is a better skater. Most Hartford observers believe he is the most NHL -ready D-man the Rangers have at Hartford, (aside from Hutchinson, that is.)