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Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Mar 12 @ 7:09 PM ET
Adam French: Interview with Senators Amateur OHL/QMJHL/NCAA Scout Kyle Flanagan
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Mar 12 @ 7:38 PM ET
شكرا جزيلا, Adam!
Ravenz93
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: halifax, NS
Joined: 04.16.2014

Mar 12 @ 7:39 PM ET
I thought it was great content. I like the interview approach. Keep up the good work
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Mar 12 @ 8:01 PM ET
I thought it was great content. I like the interview approach. Keep up the good work
- Ravenz93

Thanks for the kind words. I'll hopefully have somebody higher up when the playoffs roll around. More teams will be watching.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Mar 12 @ 8:39 PM ET
A+
david22
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 04.15.2008

Mar 12 @ 8:52 PM ET
What are your thoughts on Abromov? I saw you respond in some threads after the trade and the comments seemed positive.
sensmelon
Ottawa Senators
Location: Peterborough, ON
Joined: 10.07.2014

Mar 12 @ 8:58 PM ET
Hot garbage. Reading the minutes of a conversation between 2 nobodies.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Mar 12 @ 9:03 PM ET
What are your thoughts on Abromov? I saw you respond in some threads after the trade and the comments seemed positive.
- david22

I really like him. I wrote a little on the Hotstove about him. He's boom/bust, but he's so smooth. I think he fits extremely well with the Sens prospects. I would love to see the net attack from him + Tkachuk.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Mar 12 @ 9:03 PM ET
Hot garbage. Reading the minutes of a conversation between 2 nobodies.
- sensmelon

True
david22
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 04.15.2008

Mar 12 @ 9:05 PM ET
I really like him. I wrote a little on the Hotstove about him. He's boom/bust, but he's so smooth. I think he fits extremely well with the Sens prospects. I would love to see the net attack from him + Tkachuk.
- AdamFrench


Good stuff, nice to hear considering the Sens tend to take "safe" two way guys so often.

On Rossi, should the Sens be as high on him as they are? Just googling his numbers, they seem pretty good considering it's his first year, but it reminds me of them taking guys from Ottawa just for the sake of being from or playing in the area.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Mar 12 @ 9:12 PM ET
Good stuff, nice to hear considering the Sens tend to take "safe" two way guys so often.

On Rossi, should the Sens be as high on him as they are? Just googling his numbers, they seem pretty good considering it's his first year, but it reminds me of them taking guys from Ottawa just for the sake of being from or playing in the area.

- david22

Rossi is a gamer imo. He's got a lot of Mitch Marner in him, with maybe a bit more defensive game to him, but less extreme creativity. Playing with Keating/Felhaber has helped, no doubt, but he's a driving force and probably the best 17 year old in the league right now (including guys eligible this year). I'm biased though. I've seen him play live about 16 times now and I instantly watch him when he steps on the ice. His movements are so dynamic.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Mar 12 @ 9:21 PM ET
Rossi is a gamer imo. He's got a lot of Mitch Marner in him, with maybe a bit more defensive game to him, but less extreme creativity. Playing with Keating/Felhaber has helped, no doubt, but he's a driving force and probably the best 17 year old in the league right now (including guys eligible this year). I'm biased though. I've seen him play live about 16 times now and I instantly watch him when he steps on the ice. His movements are so dynamic.
- AdamFrench


Byfield?
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Mar 13 @ 8:43 AM ET
Byfield?
- spatso


my opinion only, but I think Byfield is getting a lot of extra attention based on the fact that he's really big. I think there are a lot of guys who are significantly more skilled than he is, but they aren't 6'4

obviously I'm not saying he isn't good, the guy is probably a lock as a top 5 pick next year.........but most people are extremely guilty of "size bias" when looking at players like that. they see 6'4 215lbs and see almost nothing else.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Mar 13 @ 9:45 AM ET
my opinion only, but I think Byfield is getting a lot of extra attention based on the fact that he's really big. I think there are a lot of guys who are significantly more skilled than he is, but they aren't 6'4

obviously I'm not saying he isn't good, the guy is probably a lock as a top 5 pick next year.........but most people are extremely guilty of "size bias" when looking at players like that. they see 6'4 215lbs and see almost nothing else.

- sensarmy_11


I have only read the reviews and perhaps you are right. I have not seen him play. Big guys who dominate in junior based on their size are shocked when they get to the NHL. Playing against full grown men with high end defensive skill can make a big guy look very average.

Mario was big and strong but used skill and finesse more than his formidable size. For me, the best dominate big man who came into the league who used his size on every shift was Eric Lindros. In the early years of his career, he was frightening. In addition to being big...he was mean and that was an important part of his game. He would have been a first ballot hall of fame had his history with concussion not shut him down.

At one point, I thought Matthews might be the next big man to dominate over his career. He is a good goal scorer but teams have figured out how to play him and he does not seem to have dominate hockey gene.

Let's see how far Byfield can carry his team. I think that is the real test. Can you carry a team as a big guy playing the #1 centre in the early playoffs and beyond.
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Nylander: The poison that will (frank) it all up, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Mar 13 @ 9:49 AM ET
Good work Adam!
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Mar 13 @ 10:03 AM ET
I have only read the reviews and perhaps you are right. I have not seen him play. Big guys who dominate in junior based on their size are shocked when they get to the NHL. Playing against full grown men with high end defensive skill can make a big guy look very average.

Mario was big and strong but used skill and finesse more than his formidable size. For me, the best dominate big man who came into the league who used his size on every shift was Eric Lindros. In the early years of his career, he was frightening. In addition to being big...he was mean and that was an important part of his game. He would have been a first ballot hall of fame had his history with concussion not shut him down.

At one point, I thought Matthews might be the next big man to dominate over his career. He is a good goal scorer but teams have figured out how to play him and he does not seem to have dominate hockey gene.

Let's see how far Byfield can carry his team. I think that is the real test. Can you carry a team as a big guy playing the #1 centre in the early playoffs and beyond.

- spatso


Gramps28
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: can we at least bond over the #atrocity?, IL
Joined: 07.09.2014

Mar 13 @ 6:10 PM ET
i am always up for you embarrassing yourself.
twiztedmike
Location: we are not buying into your rah-rah bs
Joined: 10.06.2007

Mar 16 @ 4:57 PM ET
cute