Re: Jared Knight
posted at 7/22/2011 3:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Jared Knight
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jared Knight : Why because he hurt his knee a couple of times in college ? Thinks he can learn more from Jerry York rather than Murray (banished to Alaska) ? Or he wants his degree ? I will wait to see if he is absolutely awful in Providence before I judge him. Can't judge Knight, Spooner or Khokhlachev until I see how they handle AHL hitting. I'm allot more disappointed in Alexandrov than Cross at this point...
Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]
Facts, nothing but the facts.
What I saw at camp:
*Mispassed to a guy 6 feet in front of him.
*Pucked popped over the blue line and he casually went to handle the puck with one hand, missed puck, scrambled to get it back.
*Had puck at blue line with a guy open on the goal line left of net. Very open, not covered and there for so long he was gathering dust. He shoots on goal.
*Loose puck in crease with forwards poking at it, instead of knocking someone down, he starts poking at well, puck goes in.
I can't resist, on that last one I will comment, it should be instinctual at this point in his life that he immediately go to knock someone down.
He's got one more that he uses a lot, but only when standing still, he toes the puck in and pulls it out.
Physically he was more mature than anyone - if you gave his size/maturity to Hamilton, he would be playing in the NHL. Yet, despite the physical maturity he did nothing in the scrimmage at all.
He was just ok at the skating drills.
When guys have been to the dev camp before you can usually tell, but not Cross. If he was 18 years old I would be singing a whole different tune.