I live in Niagara and watch the Dogs quite a bit. Went to the game vs. the Subban boys and Belleville last night. Here's my read on Strome. I love the guy, but I see the NHL transition being difficult for him. He seems to get a lot of goals not through creating them, but by being in the right spot at the right time. I feel that against more skilled D men, he's going to have trouble. He's a small guy, and you look at the small successful guys in the NHL as either being creators or fiesty grinders. I don't see Strome as either. I rarely see "wow" moments from him, but he's always puts up numbers. He's benefitting a lot from having Brett Ritchie with him this year, who I honestly think has a game more suited for the NHL then Strome.
The next thought would be that he could adapt to the NHL game with some experience. I question that as well. I watch guys like Dougie Hamilton who've got composure and the smarts to adapt to whatever situation. I see Strome having a hard time adjusting. He just seems to have the demeanor of a guy who would get agitated/frustrated when faced with some hurdles.
As a sidenote, I got him in my keeper as well. I'm hoping for the best for the kid, but the more I see him, I see him having difficulty carving out a spot on the Island.