Sam Calabrese

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  1. crthomp

    crthomp Registered User

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    Is this guy supposed to be the next big thing out of America?

    Again I've only heard a little about him and would like some more info on him.

    Thanks
     
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    I wouldn't say "next big thing". There was a lot of hype about him when he was younger, but it's sort of starting to quiet down some. He's still very talented. Probably the best skater in his age group, but he's not very big. He either turned down the NTDP, or didn't get selected to the team.

    I know some people have him towards the top of the 2009 draft, but I think he'll end up more towards the end of the first round by the time it's all said and done.
     
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    is that him who was in sports illustraed as a 13years old american phenom?
     
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    no. hes a 5-9 defenseman, that probably isnt going to grow much more. he didnt get an offer from the ntdp after tryouts. they already received commitments from 7 other defenseman that were picked before calabrese, so if he is going to be on the team, it will be as a forward.

    sounds alot like carter camper. he'll play d-1 hockey, but after that its anyones guess.
     
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    bump

    what's up with Sam these days?
     
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    Sam Calabrese plays defense on the NTDP, but he has played forward occasionally this year. He is no longer the next Bobby Orr which is what some people said when he was young. That comparison should never have even come up, and now those lofty expectations have scouts scrutinizing a very average player. Yes ,he is already commited to play college hockey ,but that is all I believe he will make. Perhaps one day play in the European ranks, but he was overhyped and overrated from a very young age. Many players have surpassed him now.
     
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    Vinceee Go Foreurs Go!

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    Lol i remember watching him play at the The International Peewee tournament in Quebec
     
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    I don't think the outlook is nearly as pessimistic as has been said.

    Sam committed himself to actually playing defense last year. For having relied on his skills for as long as he has, it was really quite surprising how quickly he became an adequate shutdown d-man.

    This year, he's been let off the leash more, and he's tied for the NTDP lead in scoring among defenders. He's slowly becoming relevant again and I'm happy for him.
     
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    thanks mr bugg, always appreciate your input
     
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    By my count, he only has one assist while actually playing defense this year. He's played forward in more than half of their games.
     
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    He's actually playing a similar game to Chris Summers, though not as big nor as physical. He's still very solid defensively and is versatile enough to play forward to make use of his skating and offensive skill. But you're right in that he's been used more as a forward so far.

    He could be a late round pick, but I don't see him as an NHLer. Still, he's talented enough to take a flier on.
     
  12. Vatican Roulette

    Vatican Roulette Baile de Los Locos

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    I was just going to ask his playing style and suggest Summers based on the style given in other posts(haven't seen him play)

    Where is he commited to for College? Does anyone think he can post decent college #'s?
     
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    Did he even get drafted?
     
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    No. He'll be playing with Notre Dame this fall.
     
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    is he relative with John Pastrami
     

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