here's my thought on the 3 guys that i think we have a shot at... and im SO thorn between the 3
Shinkaruk: Speedy little winger and a natural scorer with great hands, creative and aggressive around the net, has great enthusiasm which is contagious and loves playing the game and score. For comparison i'd go with Skinner and Gallagher and anyone who followed those 2 knows that they brought so much to the organization in term of energy and bring good mood to the team. Hate the Habs but how i wish we could have picked Gallagher that kid has such a huge heart and such a hard worker. It's something we're lacking since Zach left. And really its contagious to have someone like that in the locker room. He'd be on our top line for sure in a near future.
Monahan: He seem to be the safe pick being a typical Devils kind of player playing well 2 way and has elite hockey sense and he's big and he's projected to be an above average 2nd line center with potential of being a top line center... Has a good shot and needs to work on his skating a bit. a pass first guy (yeah another one) and even though he's been compared to Eric Staal, Toews, landeskog... i just wouldnt want to end up with a clone of Zajac. I'd want more than that. But he's playing on a very bad team apparently so i feel he may be better than i think... lots of people watching him play on a regular basis says he's a fantastic player and a stud.
Lindholm: This kid is already playing against men and has been producing and has been given more and more responsibilities as the season went on. Watched him play and really liked what i saw and i think he's really near NHL ready. He can play both center and wing so thats a big plus for us. He's been compared to Forsberg which is ridiculous. But i mean... you have to be pretty good so that people compare you to him so you know. He's playing hard 110% every shift, can block shots, deke, make great plays and can be aggressive around the net...
so IMO it's like picking between lets say... at the early stage between Skinner, Landeskog, Couture maybe? (i have a hard time comparing Lindholm to a recent rookie) and older version maybe St-Louis, Eric Staal and Zetterberg
so well... with all this i still don't know who i'd pick if i had the choice... but chances are that we don't have a choice and that one of the 3 just fall to us with the first 2 gone obviously. I'd be happy with any of those 3
Edited by SterioDesign, 07 May 2013 - 03:08 PM.