Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nick Ross

A new article up on Nick Ross:
"He was here tonight?" was Ross' response to a question about what it's like knowing Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney was in the stands to watch him play in Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage at Hockey Canada's National Junior Team Evaluation Camp.
The article goes on to say that Maloney and CO. will be taking a close look at Nick Ross this pre-season. Maloney stated he still is in need of some developing, but with the loss of Ballard and Boynton, he will get a longer look.
I like Ross but I don’t think they should rush his development to cover some holes on the blueline. He looked much better at rookie camp this year. He has been working out down here. He is one that I will want to keep an eye on come training camp. If he looks ready, I say give him a chance but if he starts to struggle, send him down. Let him learn and grow as needed.
I don’t want Ross to turn into another Yandle. Yandle has a lot of potential but he didn’t live up to it at the NHL level. Even when he went back to SA for the playoffs, he didn’t improve.
This is shaping up to be quite the year. There are so many ways this season can go, so many unanswered questions.
The end of August cannot get here soon enough!

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