Originally Posted by bigbabybuda
Braydon Point - Mouse Jaw. Can you give me an update on his progression. I have read everything from he is looking like a stud and top 10 pick despite of his size to he is playing like Sh**. So anything would be appriciated.
These 3 as well would be great Barbashev,Deangelo,Mckewon
Point - projected to be a top pick for sure and despite his small size (5'8"), he stands a good chance of going high simply because he never stops competing. His work ethic is admirable and his ability to put the puck in the back of the net is great. Extremely intelligent player (all over the ice) and just knows where to be on the ice. Smarts and tenacity are extremely important qualities for survival for a smaller player. Watch out for him if he hits a late growth spurt.
Barbeshev - in the few viewings I have watched, he hasn't been as good as expected but its clear that he's performing well enough to put up points. I have only caught a few games of him this year but in the past, I have been drawn to his size and speed. He was VERY good when I watched him at the Under 17 tournament.
DeAngelo - I have a ton of viewings and there is a lot to like with DeAngelo but also some concerns. He's a small skilled offensive defenseman with great skating abilities. He's really elevated his game since Christmas and stepped up when the Sting lost Murphy. Crafty player on the powerplay but there's a lot of work to be done in the defensive zone. As expected with an offensive dman, DeAngelo is prone to turnovers and he makes a lot of high risk passes. The biggest issue I have had with him is his temperment...he's got a hot head and takes some bad penalties. He has been better in that department later but he will need to mature that area of his game. Love his skill though and it's really been showing lately as he sits among ALL OHL defenders as a young dman.
McKeown - future stud. Fantastic in all areas of the rink. Watch out for him heading into his sophomore OHL season as he could really explode on a young skilled Frontenacs team. Definite consideration for top 10 in 2014. There isn't an area in his game that isn't above average to great.