What do you think his point totals will be for the year? any clue what lines he is playing on or with whom? I'm excited to see this kid in action... Not such a bad first 40 games in the NHL. After another off-season he should be ready this time around.
I expect that he'll struggle to make the team... and if he does it will be as a 4th line/healthy scratch....
I just don't get all the Moller love.
Agreed. He is a small guy that doesn't have the talent that he needs to make up for his lack of size. I'm not saying he is not an NHL player but I don't think he has the tools to be a top six forward and he doesn't have the intangibles to be a bottom six forward. Fringe player in my eyes.
If Moller plays the whole season, he will get ~15 goals. He has such a great nose for the net and is always looking to shoot and shoot hard. People really undervalue compete level, which Moller has in absolute abundance. He has the skills of a top six forward and he also has some room to grow and get stronger. He may always be smaller than most of the NHL competition, but he will also outwork most of them. I've got me some serious Moller love and all you Napeolonically obsessed size busters will be proved wrong. 1st line or 4th line, Moller will make himself known. He has the skill AND the intangibles. Whether he ever gets a letter on his sweater or not, pretty soon he will be a leader in the locker room as well. Guys with as much heart as he has just don't go away. They might burn out, but they'll never fade away. My, my, hey, hey.
So.....the Kings finished with one of the worst offensive units in the league last season and the player with some of the better offensive potential is going to be in Manchester? I guess we better get accustomed to the Kings being shut out a lot.......again.
Another year of physical development is going to do wonders for him. I wouldn't expect huge NHL number, but I would expect huge AHL numbers (this year)
This kid is going to be something special. It seems like a few of you have either forgotten his age or written it off. Not everyone steps right into a top six role at age 18-20, and I, for one, am thankful that our team is getting strong enough that we have to consider letting the rookies develop instead of forcing them onto our roster...
If he makes the team, I expect to see him consistently getting to loose pucks first, then consistently getting knocked off of them.
Sorry, I know he's talented, but I'm afraid he's just too damn small.
This is what I saw to, can he bulk up is the question for me. Just not strong enough on the puck. Skilled yes, but in this league........no. To me he should be trade bait. Don't get how he is always penciled in on the top 6 on these boards.
He may start the season in Manchester but he's the first one up if Purcell fails, Smyth or Williams or any other top 6 forwards get hurt. But I am thinking he is going to do so well in the preseason that he makes the club.
22 goals 19 assists. Most of his points coming on the PP
There is only one forward spot left in the top 9 and Purcell has a one way deal....so unless he forces the Kings to trade or waive Purcell, he probably starts in Manchester...for his own good.....Unless the Kings plan on playing him with Ivanans, Lewis, Westgarth, Clune or Richardson.
I think Moller is a great prospect. He will inevitably be a FT member of the Kings at some point in the future.
He and the team will be best served if he spends one year in the minors. Great players such as Jason Spezza spent a year in the minors gaining experience and honing their skills. Why not Moller?