|Written by Russ Bitely|
December, 2012 - Adam has 18 points in his last 43 AHL games and nine points in his last 42 NHL games. This, after kicking off 2011-12 with 11 points in 10 NHL contests. He is a serviceable power forward who is starting to look more like a third-liner similar to Taylor Pyatt, rather than a top-line power forward. Either way, the road to high production will be much longer than we thought one year ago. - Dobber
February 2012 – Adam really didn’t have a tremendous upside until posting 90 points in his final junior year in the “Q” with Cape Breton. He then followed with an impressive season with Portland in the AHL to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 2010-11. The Sabres gave him a full-time job out of training camp, but was recently demoted to Rochester. Although a poor skater, has great net presence and ability to work the corners and succeed with a decent shot. Upside to a possible regular second liner in NHL.
Adam was thought to have graduated from prospect to regular after a promising start to the current season with Sabres, although back on the farm now. Has great potential to put up solid numbers in NHL.
Luke Adam with a pair of goals vs. LA Kings to start the season on 10/8/2011:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
What is it with the Sabres and big, injury-prone centers? While it's not fair to put 2008 second round selection Luke Adam into the same class as Tim Connolly, one has to wonder if Buffalo has some sort of curse that prevents them from ever having anyone over 6'2 down the middle. After netting 36 goals and 66 points in 70 games for St. John's in 2007-08, Adam was traded in the summer of '08 to the Montreal Juniors in a three-way deal that saw Angelo Esposito also join the fledgling franchise. However, 47 games and 49 points into 2008-09, Adam ruptured his spleen, putting him on the shelf for the rest of the year. The total package of skills, fantasy GM's needn't worry about Adam turning into a Band-Aid Boy. Unlike a concussion, a ruptured spleen isn't exactly a chronic injury and Adam did not miss any games in 2007-08. He’ll get a long look in the fall of 2011.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:27|