Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 12/4/11
Curtis Hamilton reminds me of the Montreal Canadiens of my youth. While my favorite team (Boston Bruins) would draft guys like Mike Bloom and Al Secord (basically Lucic types), the Habs would select a bunch of "two-way" forwards and a "checker" or two. Curtis Hamilton is a "Hab-type" prospect right from the Del Wilson playbook. Winter 2011: #8 Summer 2011: #4 Winter 2010: #6 Summer 2010: #15 DRAFT DAY CHATTER STU MACGREGOR: "An extremely smart player, a great two way player. Strong, has good size, works hard along the boards. Very strong on the puck, has good vision, very good penalty killer. A guy who plays hard and smart." SMARMY BOSS: Hamilton played on the Blades top six for the most part. He's not a coke machine--he can score and he was a touted first rounder. Got injured in the WHL vs Russia game and missed the top prospects game due to that injury. Recovered from a second break just in time for the playoffs and played really well without much in the way of rust...
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