Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tigers Deal Stampohar to Blazers

For a recap of last nights Game vs Kelowna scroll down 1 more post or click here for a direct link to the post.

Medicine Hat Tigers made their second trade in as many days with the acquisition of 18-year-old forward COLE GRBAVAC from the Kamloops Blazer, the team announced today.


Stampohar was not really fitting in with the Tigers system of fast skaters. I thought as a 17 year old he looked like he may of had potential to one day be a power forward who could charge the net and run over anybody, create havoc and be tough to move from the front of the net. I remember Willie Desjardin saying he thought Stampohar could be a Milan Lucic type player.

2 years later....
His game never took off on another level. His 18 year old season was almost a step backwards. During the first part of this season he has been the same old Stampohar. I think a change will be good for him but, I think he has hit his potential ceiling already. I should add he was entertaining to watch him when he stepped up and fought somebody.

Kamloops will be getting a guy who is not afraid to drop the gloves. He should be able to stand toe-toe with anyone. However he is a little slow, and doesn't really have much offense in him. He needs to learn how to drive to the net and, better body positioning. He has a tendency to push a player rather than bodycheck him. Being a 19 year old he is eligible to come back next year, but I think there are better options available.
COLE GRBAVAC - RW 18 Yr. 6'2 190lbs.

He recently left the Kamloops team because he was disappointed in his ice time. He was taken in the third round, 56th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft.

Scouting report says he is a tough gritty player.
here are 2 fight videos I located from


CatFan said...

I like this trade. Actually I would have been happy with anything in this trade. Stampohar should have been bringing alot more to this team as a 19 year old. If the new player hits at all we have upgraded the line-up.

TigerTurf said...