Idoit40fans wrote:I can't imagine he would have any interest in playing on a team that has an overflow of defensemen on their AHL team.
sil wrote:I don't know. Mikey can correct me if he thinks otherwise, but, from what I've seen his mobility isn't too spectacular. He seems to be more Boris Valabik and less Zedeno Chara.
columbia wrote:I can't imagine that anyone here knows what his priorities are.
mikey287 wrote:Decent mobility for a guy his size. You have to take into account that he probably hasn't been 6-foot-8 for all that long. If you all of a sudden got 5 inches taller, you would have trouble walking much less skating. I don't know a ton about his history, but I assume he hasn't been like this since he was 15. I think there's a solid skating base, not the best thing ever. But Chara isn't an amazing skater either. When I saw Tyler Myers when he was 16 or 17 he looked like Bambi On Ice, he could barely stand up out there. This isn't too bad, it's pretty fluid, it's a good start, IMO. He's no Jay Bouwmeester, but this is more than serviceable in my opinion.
mikey287 wrote:I think if a team promises him NHL time this year, he'll take it.