I liked the pick when we drafted him back in 2012, and I really liked the move from defense to forward. He hasn't really developed the way I was hoping, but it sounds like he is really working on his skillset and trying to develop his all-around game. Going to Western Michigan, under Andy Murray seems to be helping his game, especially since he has to learn to use his hands, not his fists in college hockey. He is trying to develop into a McCarty type of player. Will he ever be as good as McCarty? I doubt it, but he is still only 21 years old. I'd still love for this kid to make our 4th line someday, if he can develop into a shutdown, penalty killer with some grit and nastiness...
Agreed, I had visions of a poor man's DMac when he moved to forward. However I doubt we see him in the nhl. He could turn out to be a valuable piece in GR to protect our top prospects through out the years though.
Lööke is 17 plays in a professional men's league which is why his points are down. I have not seen him play obviously outside of highlight clips but he looks the part of a future top 6 playmaker.
I live in Plymouth, Michigan so I have seen Matt Spencer play when Peterborough came to town. Am I a pro scout no and I may be wrong about him. He is tough kid, but imo if he doesn't grow his best attribute will be limited at the next level. If Spence is available in the 2nd which is possible then hell yeah let's do it.
I have also watched Greenway play, and while raw I thought he looked good with and without the puck. He has a ton of upside from what I have seen and read.