Joined: Dec 2017
Blandisi has NHL level offensive skill. He can be a 10-15 goal guy in the right situation. The problem has been his defensive game and his play w/o the puck. I watched him in NJ and he was close to breaking out. The guy can shoot the puck. The problem is that he's a top six Forward who's not good enough to play top six minutes! You need to be able to kill penalties or contribute in other ways as a bottom six Forward and so far, Blandisi hasn't been able to provide a fallback role. He's similar to Reid Boucher, whom the Devils also had a few years ago. Eventually, Coach Hynes gave up on both guys b/c they were defensive liabilities.