So? Doughty made the league early and he's amazing. It's easy to cherry pick.
Well if you wanna talk Doughty. Doughty has always been Doughty. Hitting guys, fast, scoring/producing, ran the PK, good skater, creating plays, playing with an edge etc etc he was like that juniors/when he got drafted.
The Kings fans never had to tell themselves that one dayyyy he might start producing, hit more, get faster, skate better etc etc that the just needed time, they got lucky he adjusted pretty quickly. Could have come only after 4-5 years that he would have become a player (in the NHL) like he was and be the kind of player he should be, doing all the things he got drafted for.
I think that's the only "knock" on Larsson that some folks are pointing out, he simply doesn't have anything sticking out of his game and some areas are missing in action.
Again im not saying he'll be a bust or wtv. He's an NHLer for sure but im not gonna sit here saying what im seeing is that encouraging or showing promises so far, other than that he can handle the game, of course thats great but fair to say expectations we're a little higher for him. Might be unfair to him but thats what it is
We always knew Gelinas had a bomb and that Merrill had good vision and offensive instincts. Thats what they'll be for NJ. Take that out of them and they wouldnt be much. And to me i dont see Larsson having that one skill compensating from his skating/lack of speed etc etc
i mean, again im not bashing him not its "fair" of fans to be hesitant based on what they saw so far and shouldnt be called out for pointing it out.
Edited by SterioDesign, 03 January 2014 - 10:38 AM.