Here's Meltzer on Fast...
"The speedy right winger posted six points in five European Trophy tournament games, and many think he could dramatically increase his production this season from the five goals and 16 points he produced in 21 Elitserien regular season games in 2011-12."
Meltzer also has this quote from Rangers assistant general manager Scott Gordon on Fast...
"No pun intended, but he's very fast and he's got a great stick and he's got hockey sense. The thing to be excited about is that he's a pretty well-rounded guy that can really shoot a puck and make a play, and he's got that great speed that you see in today's game. As we have seen in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, it's about speed, skill and hockey sense, and he's got all three."
So how did Fast fare in his game last night?...
#NYR prospect Jesper Fasth gets the OT winner as HV71 beat Farjestad 3-2.— Uffe Bodin (@UffeBodin) September 13, 2012
...kid is exciting for sure, but as always you have to wonder how a 5', 11", 165lb player from Sweden will be able to adjust to the physical NHL game. It's not easy. Just ask Zuccarello.
Zuccarello is 5'7", not almost 6' like fast. Zuccarello is also 25, meaning he's probably as big as he will get. Fast could still add 10 or 15 lbs in the next year or 2. 5'11", 185 is a decent size for a sniper/speedster...see Carl Hagelin.
I think Ryan Callahan is 5' 11'' so I'm not real concerned. He just needs to hit the weights and get some...FAST food. The pun was completely intended.