’09-10 Player Reviews: Viktor Stalberg
Next up, Viktor Stalberg by PPP:
The Summary: Viktor Stalberg made a big splash in the pre-season as heÂ led the NHL with 6 goals in 8 games. Then came game number three of the season andÂ the player known as the A-Train. AfterÂ Anton Volchenkov‘s hit Stalberg began a steep decline that led him to the AHL for 39 games. He returned in December but his impact was minimal until he found a bit of chemistry with his fellow Frat PackersTyler Bozak andÂ Christian Hanson. It was enough to make someÂ wonder if there was any hope to marry his exceptional speed with a more physical game.
As with many of the Â young players, he was unable to match his potential with results. This coming season will obviously be important as he tries to show that his problems with consistency lay with the transition to a more rigorous schedule and a tougher league rather than being found out as mediocre. Whether he sticks or not we can at least look forward toÂ a year’s worth of special messages.
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Where does Viktor Stalberg’s future lie? Has he shown you enough to think that he is a possible fit in the Leafs‘ top six or will his speed be the skill that keeps him in the NHL as a checking forward?
Rate Stalberg below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performanceÂ relative to his potential and your expectations for the season