I've watched this kid all year and he's got more offensive upside than he is credited with on these boards, IMHO. The conception of him he is that he's going to be a gritty 2nd or 3rd liner and, again IMO, his offensive upside is way higher. If he grows another 2 inches, not out of the question, it scales to nearly off the charts. The kid has really good puck skills and is a very solid skater, really hard to move off the puck even for his modest frame of 5'10'' or so. But most impressive are his array of shots, his general finishing ability and his adept passing game; This kid easilly demonstrates first line NHL potential every game I've seen him and I put him only a slight notch below the very best players in college at the present time. He holds his own against Kessel, Potulny, Stoa and Earl, etc. Personally I think his upside is denigrated because he plays such a gritty game and if he wasn't such a physical little player and an ardent puckhound in the style of less skilled players, he'd actually be thought of as a more offensive player in line with his high skill level. Jarmo really stole one for the Blues with this kid and he's a legitimate first line talent right along with the very best NCAAers.