Originally Posted by RippedOnNitro
I am happy to take the opportunity to ask you a question.
One defensive prospect highly regarded on DobberHockey is Stefan Elliott, which I have in my farm team.
But this season his start was horrible in the AHL (0 points in the first 20-30 games I believe), but now he hasn't even played for a month (injury perhaps?).
Do you think he will turn things around? And does he still have that elite offensive talent
for the NHL?
I will start by stating that I don't agree that he was ever a player with "elite" offensive talent. He is certainly a skilled offensive defenseman but I am hesitant to dub him with that title. He has certainly struggled to translate his scoring to the AHL after being a dominant WHL player but I wouldn't write him off completely yet. He has definitely been passed by Barrie (who I feel has a higher upside). Until we see some consistent production from Elliott at the AHL, I am not getting too excited about him. There have been a lot of defenseman that have had great junior success and then struggled to translate that to the pro game.