ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
On the bright side we didn't waste valuable cap space on Reaves. Watching the entire Dallas team mock him was enough for me. I'm afraid these next couple of years are going to be tough unless some of the young guys can grow up fast..... Hello Rossi....paging Marco Rossi.
I have a lot of hope for Rossi,Walker, and Addison.
I have anxiety over Rossi. At 21 there is still time, but his scoring pace in the AHL wasn't much better last year than it was the year before. He didn't exactly dominate. We were told at the time he was drafted that the Wild got a top 5 talent at #9. So far we haven't seen it. The last comment I read from Billy Boy sounded like he was hedging his bets. "We want him to make the team, but..."
Walker? I basically see another Jordan Schroeder. Another speedy undersized kid, who will sometimes impress with his hustle and hockey sense, but will bounce between the NHL and AHL for a couple of years before disappearing.
Addison was unfairly singled out when the defense had bad games last year. Dumbo would make more egregious mistakes and Billy/Evason never said a word. That said, there are things Addy needs to clean up defensively. If he can do that his offensive game should have him skating in the top 4 defensemen. If not,...
Exactly why I had the word hope in there
The guy I wish we could have kept was Nyquist. He came in and looked like he was at a different level that what we have seen outside of Boldy and KK.
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