The NHL website today posted a nice piece on Sabres 2008 draft pick, C/LW Luke Adam.
Having an edge but not going over the edge … that's what attracted the Buffalo Sabres to the latest top prospect from Newfoundland -- Luke Adam. "I think that describes him well," says Buffalo General Manager Darcy Regier. "Luke has very good skills now and the expectations are that he will build them. With another year or two of development he is going to get stronger and he is going to get more proficient on the scoring side. We need his size and physical play."Playing next season with Montreal (QMJHL), Adam seems to have a path in mind as he sharpens his scoring skills.
"Ryane Clowe is a great role model for me and he is definitely someone that I look up to for inspiration," Adam said. "Ryane was always nagged about his skating and people said that he was too big and he wasn't going to make (the NHL) but look where he is today. In my opinion he is one of the best power forwards in the National Hockey League. I work out alongside of him during the summers and being able to push along with him is great training. Ryane is in the NHL so I know what it's going to take to get there. It's great to have a role model like Ryane Clowe." "Clowe is a good role model for Luke," McGuire said. "Clowe is a hard-working guy and really contributes well to the Sharks. If Luke sticks with his example and follows his pattern he's got the potential to be a long time NHLer. There's a lot of upside to Luke's game. If he follows Ryane Clowe's lead it will be the work that gets him there and the amount of goals will keep him there."It appears that Sabres GM Darcy Regier agrees with the Clowe comparison/modeling.
"We'd love to get Ryane Clowe out of him," Regier said. "Ryane Clowe is a very good player. I think that would be a real good deal for the Buffalo Sabres."