Looking forward to seeing "The Great Dane" play this fall
He plays with a lot of emotion too, which often times lends itself to leadership role, either a C or A. He seems to me to be somewhat like Shields in the way he sets up and has a great shot and a knack for hitting his spots with accuracy. But he is also a big kid that can lower a shoulder and drive to the net with a defender in his shirt. I think the weakness would be foot speed, skating speed. But I think that can develop with concentration paid on it in off-season plans.
I also agree his English is great. And UMaine seems to have a strong international center supporting international students. I too am looking forward to seeing the Great Dane in a Maine uni. I think Alfond fans will love his scoring ability.
Also, there is another player on Fargo... AJ Drobot that is tenacious and very well rounded in all aspects that has stepped up point production lately. I think he will be a solid Maine forward too. He kills penalties, plays center or left wing, good on face off, goes to the net, goes to the boards with a passion for winning puck battles... a fairly complete player. Not sure I've seen many weaknesses.
Combine those two with Dawe, whome is also scoring well in USHL... and Maine has a good group of forward additions next season. I assume Drobot is coming in next fall, but haven't heard for sure.
https://www.nationalletter.org) is that whether that is still binding or not for 2018-2019 depends on why the recruit did not enroll for the 2017-2018 season.
But I would expect Great Dane, Dawe, Butala, Kleiboer, Drobot in a jersey next year. Which is to say, a big upgrade in my humble opinion.
Butala will step in, in my opinion. Central Illinois is in rebuild mode and he was caught in that. I believe he, and Spicer will step in as at home guys.
Last edited by BlackI; 05-03-2018 at 11:10 PM. Reason: Butala
Solaris comments on what if Montgomery had come to Maine...
Darling(USA) and Nyquist(Sweden) are playing in World Championships...
Games can be viewed on NHLN, here is schedule link...
USA plays today at 2 PM est and Sweden plays tomorrow 10 AM est.
Co captains are Pearson/Michel
A's are Fossier/Muehlbauer
Swayman got rookie of the year, three star award, and MVP.
Hamilton got best defensemen.
Becker got best student(3.95 gpa).
Pearson got Stein award.
Robbins and Doherty got most improved.
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