Interesting thought, I remember AV used to try that, put a rookie with the twins for a game, shit didn't work out, 4th line, back to juniors.BladesofSteel wrote:Perhaps it's putting way too much pressure on Jake way too soon, but on paper, he'd be an ideal fit for the twins.
RH shot, terrific skater/forechecker, drives to the net, sticks up for mates, NHL release, tough as nails.
Rookies barely can crack the roster let alone play on the first line in the NHL! but if it worked out wow, imagine starting your NHL career playing with the twins? be crazy...that's upper echelon potential.
A player of Virtanen's caliber/intangibles, is exactly what the twins could use.
Realistically though, if Virtanen in this preseason can keep up the gritty play with a good shot, play decently defensively, he can start on the 4th line, work his way up to 3rd line by the end of the season.