11/29 Recap: Adam pops off as Eagles hang ten

Luke Adam scored a hat trick and added an assist on Sunday as Cape Breton smoked Drummondville, 10-2. Adam (+4) also posted five shots on goal and won 11 of his 13 faceoffs to earn the game’s #1 star and help the Eagles shake off Friday's brutal shutout loss to Bathurst. The four-point effort ups the pivot's season totals to 19 goals and 25 assists through 29 games – good for third overall among QMJHL scorers.

Also from the Q, Maxime Legault scored the game-tying goal as Shawinigan won a 3-2 shootout decision over Gatineau. The power play tally was Legault’s seventh goal of the season.

In OHL play, Marcus Foligno saw his two-game goal streak snapped in Sudbury's 3-1 loss to Kitchener.

In the lone Sunday college contest, Alex Biega was even with a shot on goal as Harvard was dumped by Dartmouth, 6-2.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009 ×

Two questions for you, Bakes:

1 - Is Adam looking like a long-term solution for the Sabres center corps? To word it differently, how much is he benefiting from playing in the "loose" Q?

2 - I know Kass was out for awhile, but is he showing the same Lucic-ness that he was prior to being drafted?

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Kris Baker
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Thursday, December 03, 2009 ×

BGM - Adam looks like a middle-line forward - not neccesarily a center. It would be nice to have his element down the middle at some point, but Luke is the type of player that will play wherever you put him. For now, let's see him keep up his offensive pace and continue to get better away from the puck. That often seems to be the forgotten piece to the developmental puzzle for alot of players.

2 - Kassian has that edge, but scouts need to see it every night. To date it's still
a work in progress. He's on the right track though in a sense that he'll bring balance to the top-6 when he hits the bigs. The level of mental skills and consistent intensity that he achieves will be the difference between becoming a Lucic/Morrow or a mere adequate middle liner. His best bet is watching tape of smart guys like Mike Grier who always keep their feet moving and take good routes in pursuit (both ways obviously). There's a line borrowed from the updated top25 that I'm hoping will be out before Christmas...

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009 ×

Thanks for the info. I'm anxiously awaiting that new top 25. I'm really excited about the idea of having all this size in the lineup one day. Myers, McNabb, Kassian, Adam, Fienhage....that's a lot of mean. Philly can suck it, lol.

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