Penspal wrote:Okay, its a stretch. KV is 6'5 and got some decent hands and fought 11 times last year. KV was trying to show more and from what I just saw on hockeyfights.com, he did pretty damn well in his first year of pro fighting.
The rap against KV has been his skating, frequent injuries, and overall inconsistency. I've watched enough highlights with the commentary to know he no longer surprises fans or announcers when he makes nice plays/goals, but they do not come as often as they should be. So with a new 1 yr deal, its his last chance. I'd rather have Doan, but I hope HCDB does give KV a shot as his winger in camp. A big body in front, and a guy who can jump anyone who crosses the line with SID.
Well you're right mostly. He definitely has above average hands for a guy his size (6'5, 220+). He's unstoppable in the shootout. And he has a very impressive year fighting wise in the AHL, as he beat down guys who have been doing it at the pro level for a while.
If he puts together a healthy year in WBS, he'll definitely make the team as the 12th/13th forward the following year.
I'm in the minority here, but I'm also one of the only ones who's watched every single one of his games in Wilkes-Barre.
He shouldn't be confused as a top-6 NHL'er or Crosby's winger for that matter, however