Re: When will we see Zach Hamill?
posted at 6/10/2010 7:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: When will we see Zach Hamill?
In Response to Re: When will we see Zach Hamill? : He is great Value for someone. See Kris Versteeg. People who say Hamil is a bust dont know hockey. Hopefully he is still here for one more year in the farm before the jump.
Posted by bruinsGENIUS
Perhaps you're related to Hamill? Comparisons to Versteeg, who was a point-per-game player and always
stood out while with Providence?
Once people see Hamill play, they won't have to wonder why they haven't seen him play for the Bruins. At best, he's "decent", but has a long way to go yet. He sure as he[[ doesn't stand out the way a #1 pick should, that's for sure. That's 'cuz he's on the small side, an okay skater but not fast, weak (unlike Versteeg), totally lacking in grit, has very good ice vision, passes the puck pretty well, but otherwise fails to distinguish himself. Hamill can frequently go almost unnoticed for most of agame.
To make it in the NHL if you're small, you need to be high on the skill side, fast, strong, be an excellent skater, have an instinct that allows you to evade hits and make plays; it also helps if you're willing and capable of taking and making a hit to make a play. Hamill is just medium on the skill side, but brings none of the rest. In two+ seasons at Providence, he's made some progress but not enough, and will likely be a throw-in in any deals that are made in the next year or so.
One caveat: Hamill might be one of those guys who truly blossoms when playing with better teammates. Only that remains to be seen about him, and should be easily determined at training camp this September.