I was thrilled with his first game, kinda "blah" after that and I think had we lost that game last night I'd feel the same way.
The one thing I will say is that he's getting shots, opportunities ... he's around there for rebounds, tips. He knows where the goal is, just seems to be there a split second late.
You have to like his size and hitting. He needs a "balance" coach though cause guys smaller than him know how to outposition him and get him off the puck and off his skates.
The one thing I'd like to see from a 19 year old - that we seem to see from other teams top 10 pick forwards at age 19 - is some incredible move. Some dangle play. Some skill level above and beyond what we see from Pat Maroon. Maybe some Bobby Ryan mixed in there?
I'm not over or underwhelmed with him. I guess just whelmed.
He's been OK. My hope was for a Dan Sexton type introduction to the NHL. But look what that got us.