Forget all that I’ve said about Tyler Biggs to date because he’s decided that he’s a completely different player. Â It’s almost as though he read what I wrote in this space a weekÂ ago. Â In 3 games last week, Biggs wasn’t rushing with the puck on his stick, he parked himself inches from the goalie’s face when setting his screens, and generally just asserted his will on the game in a way that I had rarely seen in the first 15 games of the year.
Well, Biggs was rewarded with 6 points in 3 games including a 4-point effort in Sunday’s game. Â He’s back to being a point-per-game player in his first season in the OHL after his line went through a mini-slump for a few games recently. Â If he can keep this up moving forward, I’ll have to re-evaluate my projections for him. Â It’s only a 3 game stretch but suffice to say, I was very impressed with what I saw.
Connor Brown is a prospect that I have to admit, I haven’t tracked as closely as I should. Â Erie sucked hard last year and Brown being drafted in the 6th round didn’t really inspire me into wanting to put a lot of effort into keeping up with the Otters. Â My loss, apparently.
Brown has lit up the league in his draft+1 season and last week was no exception. Â In last week’s games, Erie scored a total of 5 goals and Brown picked up 4 of those 5. Â I’ve had a lot of people asking me whether Brown has been making a living off of exceptional underager Connor McDavid. Â Truthfully, I’m ill-equipped to answer that one right now. Â I’ll be watching him at least once this week and maybe twice and I’ll keep this in the front of my mind while I do. Â Safe to say that Brown has made me take notice — mea culpa.
If you’re reading this, it’s probably Thursday and if you haven’t made plans to watch the Subway Super Series tonight, I’d urge you to clear some space on your schedule and the couch. Â Leafs prospects Josh Leivo, Stuart Percy, Matt Finn and 2013 draft eligible Sean Monahan will be playing for team OHL so if you call yourself a Leafs fan then you call that game a must-watch. Â You can catch the game on Sportsnet at 7:00 EST.
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