nfreeman, on 24 September 2013 - 08:13 AM, said:
Still down on Pysyk? What was that clever nickname you had for him? And how are the guys you wanted the Sabres to draft instead of him doing?
In your incessant drive to prove me wrong, you have tripped and fallen on your face once again.
I never degraded Pysyk because I didn't have any information about him. I was high on Tinordi in that draft because at the time he looked like the better player.
Everyone knows that kids that age can blossom or fail unexpectedly. I was simply voicing my opinion on information I knew at that time. There is no question that Pysyk has surprised everyone - even an top expert hockey maven like yourself.
Talking about my draft preferences, no mention of my condemnation for the choice of Kassian over Kulikov?
I thought not.
TrueBluePhD, on 24 September 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:
I still don't see the problem with another season in the A, he's only been there two years. It's not like McNabb is some blue chip prospect either. He was a 3rd round pick with a ton of things he had to develop. Still on the list: decision making under duress, skating, and outlet passes. Maybe it was the injury, but he wasn't very good last year in the minors and hasn't been particularly impressive in preseason from what I've read.
As I mentioned, he can still learn from the AHL at this time. But I think the ability is there to excel and his preseason performance in the Carolina game was outstanding.