Kirk's write-up is really good on Jordan. I thought these points really encapsulated why I think he'll be good.
Superb hands; handles passes cleanly and can advance the puck up the ice, or protect it down low and on the cycle. Excellent shooter with an NHL-ready release. Shot is hard and heavy; he generates a lot of power and torque on it.
Solid feel for the game; has a knack for scoring and proved he can play an effective defense/checking role as evidenced by his performance with Team Canada at last year's World Jr. Championship tourney
The things that stand out the most for me when it comes to Jordan, are his physical stature, and his ability to play in both ends. He has a knack for banging the puck in the net, and has shown he has the hands to have success in the NHL. The biggest question marks with him are his foot speed and agility. Some folks think this is overblown, and while he's not a burner, he's still got average speed. I would bet he adds another 10-15 pounds over the next few years, and that makes him a very physically imposing player.
My bet is he starts out the season in Providence, but injuries, or Michael Ryder's mysterious cap clearing dissappearance, causes him to get the call. I think he's a less mean, less strong, but better offensive version of Lucic.
Feel free to post your thoughts on all things Jordan, and try to convince me how right I am, or how wrong I am on Jordan. I think he develops into a top 6 player, who will end up being very similar to Mike Knuble.
EDIT- I fucked up a table like eighty times. I've given up. All you need to know about Jordan is he scored 36 goals in 08-09, and after a mid-season trade this year, scored 17 goals in 23 games for Rouyn-Noranda, and was a combined +25 on the season. Add in the 7 goals and 18 points in the 11 games he played in the playoffs, and you have the makings of a solid future power forward for the Bruins.
Edited by TheRealness, 22 July 2010 - 06:20 PM.