Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ladislav Smid

A smooth skating puck handling defenceman. Tends to make pretty good 1st passes. Reads the play pretty well defensively. Biggest crime last year was being thrust into a key role as a 1st year defenceman, but I believe he has good fundamentals. Can hold onto the puck for too long and isn’t very physical. Hasn’t shown the offensive upside a player of his skill set perhaps could have.


Scarlett said...

This guy I want to stick around. He's definitely top 4 material (should not have been last year, poor guy got rode too hard and yes that's not always good). He's a keeper!

therealdeal said...

Ya, my expectations were exceeded for sure. He needs some consistency in his game but I'd be ecstatic if he turned into a Toni Lydman like player.

Anonymous said...

Love Laddie!