Luke Adam has almost become a forgotten name in the Buffalo Sabres organization. So forgotten that I totally forgot about him down in Rochester until his name popped up in my twitter feed. I’ve been a supporter of Luke Adam since before he joined Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek on the top line, way back to his junior days. He’s a great player but seems to have missed his window of opportunity with the Buffalo Sabres. Since seeing his name pop up in my twitter feed I went to go check him out and it turns out he’s doing pretty well down in the AHL.
Adam has 5 goals in 5 games and is leading the Rochester Americans in scoring. He also has 2 assists giving him 7 points through the first 5 games, he’s tearing up the AHL right now and the Sabres need to be taking notice. Considering the Sabres are on pace to score
something like 96 goals this season, they could use some goal scoring and there’s a certain player with the Amerks who seems to know a little something about scoring.
Adam is hot right now, he’s got his confidence back and may have turned the corner in his career, why not call him up and plug him in on the 2nd line. I mean he can’t be any worse than Tyler Ennis can he?
Adam has had a bit of a bumpy road with the Sabres and is looking for a second (maybe even third) chance to show the club that drafted him he can play. Say what you want but I believe Lindy Ruff messed with the kid’s confidence and it’s taken him awhile to “re-find” himself as a hockey player and get over the snub. Is he going to be that first line centre star that he was a few season’s ago? Probably not, but he’s a decent 2nd/3rd line centre for a team that is rebuilding and underproducing.
Luke Adam could be exactly what the Sabres need right now. He’s a spunky forward who plays with heart and can score goals when needed. He seems to have matured both on the ice and off the ice and could be ready for another shot in the NHL. He’s hot right now and would be eager to prove he’s ready and that could only help the Sabres if he’s called up. With the lack of production from the Sabres, and Adam’s hot-streak the Sabres need to call him up to see if he can spark the rest of the offence and help them get their 2nd win.
It can’t hurt to have Luke Adam with the Buffalo Sabres right now, giving him another chance could be good not only for his confidence but also his trade value. He may not be in the Sabres long-term plans but he’s arguably one of the hottest players in the entire organization at this point of time and if they want to trade him they’ll need to showcase him.
Bottom line- the Sabres aren’t producing and Luke Adam is. You need scoring, call up the kid who’s been scoring like crazy with the Amerks.
What are your thoughts on Luke Adam? Should the Sabres recall him to help ignite the offence?