What Owen Power should implement into his game

Mar 29, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA;  Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power (25) looks to make a
Mar 29, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power (25) looks to make a / Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Owen Power just completed his third NHL season. In 76 games played, Power scored six goals and registered 27 assists. He was a +8 on the season and had 115 blocked shots. It was an up-and-down season for Owen but the defenseman is also 21 years old. It takes a while for defensemen to progress in the NHL, especially when they're still young.

With that being said, there is one trait that I would love Power to insert into his play. When you look at Owen, he is a big kid. Power stands at 6'6" and weighs 221 pounds, which is what you see in the modern-day defenseman. Even with the size, he doesn't play with a physical side.

Sometimes you see him getting knocked over from a hit or not making it challenging for an opposing player. It took his linemate for the last few games of the season Rasmus Dahlin a few years to establish a mean side to him. Next year will be Owen's fourth season and I would love for him to add a more physical side.

I truly do believe that if Power can add a physical element into his style of play, then it will benefit not only him but the Sabres blue line as well. By no means am I trying to bash the guy. As I mentioned earlier, he is still very young. It would just be a good thing if he played more physical, especially with how he is built.

Power is going to have a good career. It takes time for a young defenseman to develop in today's NHL, but if Owen can play a physical brand of hockey along with his current skill set, he's going to have a great career as well as another issue to deal with when teams are facing Buffalo.