I don't know if he was ever going to be a Pronger type, I was always taking "mean Tyler Myers" from his scouting reports.
All the injuries he's had really makes him a hard case to project. Is he done being broken? or is he Sam Bowie, big and physically gifted but his joints can't handle the stress.
There's no way to really know, I don't know how many players have started their careers being injury prone and have gone on to be great, like you said maybe he's an
the kind of player he is on paper is a kind of guy I think we need on the back end: big, mean porch clearer. we lacked some toughness especially evident in the NYI series where we got pummeled and didn't have much of an answer. I saw some mean flashes from Myers and Sanheim, but like a lot of people said they will need to put on some weight and muscle—I'm not worried about them and think they will handle themselves fine in the next couple seasons. The injuries Morin has had over and over have be
Most franchises don't toss a first rounder. His trajectory is tough and you have to admire his perseverance. I guess he joins another first rounder named Nolan in facing a test season. Under a worst case, we end up having relatively little payoff from either. Time will tell. I have to wonder if he could be a strange form of trade bait as reclamation project if he survives in the AHL.
I know we have the beauty of hindsight right now and ain't trying to start a war of back n forth...
...but what if they had just drafted Ryan Pulock back in 2013...a right hand shot even....food for thought...thanks Homer!!!!
Hindsight is 20/20, unfortunately. Scouts were raving about Morin going into the draft and the trajectory that he was on. I remember that year and I really wanted Josh Morrisey to be the pick. I thought the Flyers needed a legitimate puck moving power play defenseman and he fit the bill. When they took Sam though, I understood why. How could you not be intrigued by a 6'7, 200+ pound defenseman that can play with snarl and could skate like there's no tomorrow. He was also a decent puck carrier an