I think Friesen could make a big step in his development this season as a third line center on the Comets.
The Comets added David Pecan to the team who was a regular linemate of Friesen's in junior. Plus he'll likely be playing with Archibald again who was also a teammate in junior. I think that familiarity could go a long ways in helping him develop.
The thing about Friesen is that a big part of his game in junior was playing physical. It's alot harder to do that in the AHL as opposed to the OHL where there are alot of smaller players. That's why he's going to have to continue to bulk up and get faster to be successful. But from everything I've seen and heard, he's an extremely hard worker, so it's just a matter of time.
Like the article says, if he plays one game in the NHL it will be considered a success. This season will give us a glimpse of what that possibility will be though.
Edited by DeNiro, 05 August 2013 - 12:22 PM.