Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:04 PM
He's one case where I feel like a lot of people have pretty unrealistic expectations, at least in the short term. Just because he's big (by our standards) doesn't mean he's gonna step into the top six and be that home grown power-forward we're all waiting for. He's a defensive forward; if he makes the team next season (and it's not a given that he will), he'll almost certainly be on the fourth line.
That said, I hope he really brings it in this short stint - for his sake and the team's!
I think it's quite the opposite. From everything I've read the majority seem to think he's going to be a career 4th liner. 3rd line max.
He's going to surprise people. He is not a dynamic player but he does play the right way, is a big body, plays hard and is a good two-way player.
"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”