Every die-hard fan of a team thinks their prospects are destined to be NHL players. It’s part of being a die-hard. Despite the odds and sometimes the facts, we are optimists.
Watching his pre-season performance, reading about him and researching Scott Sabourin’s history (as well as speaking with one person who has seen him play with the Oshawa Generals), I get the sense we may have an NHL player on our hands. The rough and tumble, well skating, two-way forward who can contribute on the O end and who can become the glue of a third line on a skilled Cup contending team…
…you see, that is what I am talking about. That is exactly what I promised myself I would not write. The kid was passed up at the draft. He hasn’t played a single NHL game. Yeah, he put up 30 goals and 20 assists plus a 142 PIM in 65 games with the Oshawa Generals in 2012 but what the hell does that prove? Dick?
Then again, look at the package (head’s up lady readers). 6’3″, well over 200 pounds if I am weighing him with my eyes correctly (I am guessing 215-220ish), he can skate and he plays a fearless style of hockey. So he wasn’t drafted. Where was Dave Taylor drafted? Luc Robitaille? Rob…fuck him. Are we really putting stock in that? Pavel Datsyuk…Henrik Zetterberg…you know why I mention them? Because Cup winning teams that contend every year find these gems where others don’t.
Fuck you for stating I shouldn’t write this article.
And how damn funny is this screen shot from the Insider page?
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