Originally Posted by PrairieDog
I haven't seen any Sens games but for perspective, Joe Thornton had 7 pts in his first season. Not saying JS is a guaranteed star, but just that not every player dazzles when they first get to the NHL - most don't. Patience with rookies is tough but it can pay off.
Thornton was 18. Silfverberg is 22 and with the extra seasoning in the SEL I expected more out of the gate. With that said, it is still quite early to worry too much about numbers; I would worry more about how his play is perceived. An example would be Brandon Saad. You see that he has only 2 goals in 12 games and think that he is having a hard time adjusting to the NHL. But in reality Hawks fans are raving about him and saying that he has been one of the best Hawks this year but is just snakebitten so far.
Ev's comment about Silfverberg playing a perimeter game is more concerning than the numbers.