|Written by Russ Bitely|
April 2013 – With Chicago looking toward another deep playoff run, they have gone out and added Sauve to the bank of prospects they will be able to recall that has upside. Temporarily he will help out the Rockford IceHogs and their playoff hopes. Questions still remain about when he will put his talent to proper use. Jason Banks
March 2012 – Sauve toned his game in the major ranks of the QMJHL before embarking on his pro career. He is currently in his second season with the Providence Bruins (AHL) who has the skill set to make the big club in the future. Sauve is a very speedy, skilled center man with a good set of hands, vision and toughness. The unfortunate right now is that his early pro career has been hampered with injury.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
His speed and scoring potential would be welcome to an NHL roster, but he needs to post much better numbers in the AHL for an opportunity to open up for him.
Maxime Sauve mixing it up down in Providence with baby Bs on 3/4/2012.
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
While it would certainly make for a more entertaining league, the majority of NHL players do not have world-beater skills - they can simply play smart, efficient hockey for 15-20 minutes in a variety of roles. Maxime Sauve is that type of player. While the 2008 second round draft choice led his QMJHL team in scoring by almost 20 points, the 6'2, 184 lbs forward is instead your typical two-way forward. While not eligible for the AHL until 2010-11, Sauve has the smarts and poise to be a useful player there right now. However, there is one interesting trait: 5'11 last summer, Sauve has since grown three inches.
2008 Fantasy Prospects Report:
The Val-d'Or Foreurs knew what they were doing when they traded Brad Marchand to the Halifax Mooseheads. Along with a pile of draft picks - two firsts, two seconds and a third, to be exact - the Foreurs acquired one Maxime Sauve. Let's see: speedy, small, intelligent, and a gifted two-way forward. Sounds exactly like the guy they just traded away. While Sauve's intensity is nowhere near that of Marchand's, not many have that trait. As it is, Sauve's quick feet and unselfish attitude get the job done in every zone. He's the type of complete player that can get to the NHL quickly, and produce a lot with smarter linemates. Sauve looks to be a cross between Claude Giroux and Antoine Vermette.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 16:22|