Discussion in 'Colorado Avalanche' started by RockLobster, Aug 16, 2017.
Whaat? Isn't he one of the best NCAA UFAs available? How could this be, Sakic isn't hibernating!? (jk)
Anyone could give me and everyone else a brief scouting report about the fella?
Ps. He is the top 6 center for Rampage we were missing..?
Hey, they got a College FA!
What do people know about this guy? Likely max decent AHLer upside? Leafs refused to give him an NHL contract due to them approaching contract max.
I like this kid quite a bit. Should be able to step into a defensive role right away with the Rampage at center. Has solid 2 way upside if some offense can translate. Really good PP hands.
And another "Avs never..." narrative bites the dust!
In all seriousness though, good that they're trying to address the lack of minor league center depth. He may turn out to be nothing special, but it's worth a shot.
This guy is probably max ECHL bottom-6 in Lambert's eyes
Forward with some size, I read him listed as a LW but maybe he can play C as well?
What's left of the old HF website says he's not terribly productive offensively but good in all three zones. No idea on his skating, but sounds like a good all-around, smart player.
Whaddaya know, just when the Avs lose a former fifth rounder to NCAA free agency they gain another former fifth round pick by the Leafs via NCAA free agency.
I like the signing. If indeed he's the kind of player I'm reading about he's exactly the kind of player the Avs need more of.
Something something asset management.
Something something Sakic lazy.
Something something development.
High character and high compete level man/kid. Doesn't have a ton of skill, but works his ass off and has the size to compensate for it. One skill he does possess is a wicked release and is good in getting position, especially on the PP.
I think Kerfoot has more talent, but Toninato is a leader, awesome two-way player, and could develop into a nice fourth line forward.
He has played both, but mostly C of late.
Since his goal is to make it to the NHL, where do you think he would find the most success at, position-wise?
I think he should be a center. I fully expect him to carve out a defensive center role right away with the Rampage and be a top PK guy. Over the year he probably starts getting PP time and a decent amount of goals to go with it.
Avs still need some players under contract. Most college free agents never turn into much but no risk involved here.
I personally think this kid has a brighter NHL future than Butcher.
I think he has a good work ethic and a nice defensive game, could translate to a bottom 6 role down the line.
Cool. Don't know anything about him but it's nice to see them bring in another young forward.
How's his skating?
It's Fast and Furious.
It's that guy right?
Good heavens!! I saw that red confirmed and i nearly spit out my tea.
Yes! i was wondering what his nickname should be.
The street...because the street always wins...
That's reserved for Ben Street.
Good one. If he becomes anything for us in the gritty, grimey, 4th liner, pker, faceoff, yadda yadda then its spot on.
Average, but he is a high energy guy so he makes up some lack of speed with pure effort. He just isn't going to wow anybody or make defensemen back off.
That's my question too.
Obviously good news, nice to see a new prospect signed and will help with org center depth. No problems saying kudos for the move.
I was just about to b***h about college FA's
good job Joe.
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