I wonder if the kid can keep up the skating ability while putting on 30-40 pounds. He seems like he'll make a good sleeper pick, because he has some offensive skill, a nice frame to grow into and the right mindset, but he'll be a long-term project. Solid 7th round pick.
Agreed. We're essentially playing AHL hockey here, what with our rookie D corps. Even the Sedins are slumping because they don't have the luxury of the 4th forward, in which Edler, Bieksa and Ehrhoff often play. Since Ehrhoff is our high-minute man, he can't be jumping up as much as he'd like, because he's needed to defend.