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2018/19 Training Camp & Preseason

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I know this is a bit early, and if it's an issue feel free to move this to another topic. However I'm dying due to a lack of hockey, and I'm bored. So I started typing this pre-preview of the upcoming Camp and Preseason as a reply in the Offseason thread. But when I saw how giant it was I thought it'd be better served as it's own thread. So, here's an early look at our team heading into the beginning of the 2018/19 NHL season.

 

A preview of our 2018/19 Training Camp/Preseason:

 

Just how much this team has changed the past few months is pretty astonishing. The thing is, we really don't know how the roster is going to shake out. We have an idea, but after the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, Training Camp, and Preseason some players we aren't expecting to may make a big push to make the NHL roster. So, I'm thinking let's shake down the skaters we have under contract, sort them out based on their NHL experience and expectations. From NHL Player, borderline NHL Player, and Prospect. 

 

Forwards:

NHL Players (8; 2C, 4LW, 2RW)

#11 Jordan Staal - Center - Pretty obvious he's going to anchor a top-6 line, and the first PK unit.

#49 Victor Rask - Center - Regressed last season, potentially due to playing injured (shoulder), will center either the third line (if his production stays in the 30-40 point range) or second line (if his production rises to around a 50+ pace). Hopefully only sees PP time if he's producing.

#14 Justin Willaims - RW - The leadership and will be looked to in clutch situations. May see his ice time drop if his age catches up to him during the season. Hopefully not.

#20 Sebastian Aho - RW or C? - He's the established face of our offense. Top line, and in a recent interview stated he enjoyed playing Center, and pointed out he played Center at the World Championships as well. We'll see where Brind'Amour plays Aho, but seeing as we only have two NHL centers, I see him staying in the middle. First PP unit.

#86 Teuvo Teravainen - LW - He's the right hand man (or should I say Left hand :P ) to Aho. The two Finns share immense chemistry. Top Line Winger, good passer. PP Unit

#48 Jordan Martinook - LW - Played 247 games, established himself as a great two-way player and PKer. PK Specialist. Not known to contribute too much offensively, but provides quality physicality. A better Nordstrom?

#23 Brock McGinn - LW - After sticking with the team all season (and posting 30 points) following 57 NHL games the year before, Brock has established himself in the NHL. He's strong two-way, plays physically, and started to show his ability to score. Third line sandpaper with potential to contribute offense.

#79 Michael Ferland - LW - He's like McGinn in that he's physical and strong two-way, but a couple years ahead in terms of development/experience. He's probably a little faster, and after his career season last year showed he can also contribute better offensively. He's been the league three full seasons now, and after topping 40 points and 20 goals, he's going to be expected to match if not best those totals again. Power forward, crashes the net, PP Unit player for sure.

 

Borderline NHL Players: (4; 2LW, 1RW, 1C)

#7 Phil DiGiuseppe - LW - Honestly, I may take some flack for this, but why did we re-sign Phil? We have a deep well of forward prospects. Phil hasn't been able to establish himself as a full-time roster player yet. He hasn't been able to top his rookie season in 15/16 (40 GP, 17P) with more games played the past two seasons and less production. His 1-way contract means he'll be sticking with the 'Canes, but I put him here because I feel like unless he proves his scoring output the finish last season (9P in 9GP) wasn't a fluke, I doubt he sticks in the lineup long time this year as well. I see him becoming an Extra Forward, especially if we have impressive showings from more than just Necas and Svechnikov.

#73 Valentin Zykov - LW/RW - Zykov led the AHL in goals. He also led the AHL in Powerplay Goals (17). He signed a cheap two year one-way contract which makes it apparent Zykov is going to stick around the NHL if he can play like he did in his time with the team last year. I expect him to make the first PP Unit by the end of season. He's strong on his skates, and makes smart plays offensively. He's in the Borderline section because he's yet to play a full season at this level.

#88 Martin Necas* - C - Necas has developed tremendously well in the year since his draft. His display of his development at the international level turned some heads. He's expected to make the NHL roster out of camp, and considering our lack of NHL centers (we only have 2 true established centers) I expect him to make the team even if his pre-season isn't as impressive as we expect it to be. I see him establishing himself as a top-6 caliber center by the end of the season. How quickly he's able to get there is the catch for the team's offense heading into the season.

#37 Andrei Svechnikov* - RW - 2nd Overall.. hmm.. the last time we had a pick that high was Eric Staal. I expect this guy to be the new face of our franchise by the end of his ELC. Lofty expectations are being held over this kid. I think the lowest production total we'll see is a total of around 35 points. Not entirely horrible for an 18 year old rookie. But his ceiling is so high, he could also feasibly reach Patrik Laine-esque rookie totals (36G, 64Pts). That would make the Skinner loss palatable. The biggest problem fans may have with this is the fact he's an unproven commodity at the NHL level. I just say this, he wasn't ranked the best forward in this draft for no reason. People were even considering him good enough to throw some doubt on Dahlin going first overall. To the skeptical fans, Svechnikov is going to be one of our best players for a long, long time. The question is when will he get there? Which is why I understand the skepticism. We'll see if he can do it this season.

 

* I placed Necas and Svechnikov in borderline, despite their age and the fact technically they are prospects until they make the team. This is because it's pretty obvious the coaching staff is forming their roster this season with those two on it. It would take an injury or a truly completely and utterly terrible camp and pre-season to change that fact.

 

Prospects/Unknowns (6; 3C, 2RW, 1LW):

#8 Saku Maenalanen - RW - This guy is an unknown. He is 24, which is pretty old for a prospect. He just came to NA for the first time. He has the skating ability of an NHL player, through camp and pre-season we'll see if he has anything else as well. He played for Finland at the World Championship with Teravainen and Aho. He'll be under pressure to play his way into the NHL quickly given his age in comparison to other prospects in our system who are close.

#13 Warren Foegele - LW - He's strong two-way player with impressive speed and he's shown his hands aren't too bad either. Had an impressively productive rookie season in Charlotte. Also turned some heads in his very short showing last season in the NHL. He may not make the team out of camp (and I only think this because we are TOO deep at LW), but when he does make the team (which may be mid-season) he'll see PK time for sure. 

#71 - Lucas Wallmark - C - Wallmark has had a few auditions at the NHL level. Last year he put up 2 assists in 9 games. This past season he say 11 games and scored his first NHL goal. He's played well, but not impressive enough to stick around. His development in the AHL has been a consistent rise in production without costing any of his two-way play (46 points and 55 points). Considering our lack of center depth, I expect him to be a finalist for the fourth line center slot, and if so he'll probably see a good share of PK time.

#59 Janne Kuokkanen - C - He made the team out of camp last season, and showed some promise. But he failed to produce on the stat sheet, so he went back to Charlotte. He put up a nice 40 points, 29 of which were assists. He can make plays and pass well. I expect him to play in the AHL again with a focus on developing a better shot, but he may come into camp having improved it in the offseason.

#58 Nicolas Roy - C - A big center who plays hard. He had a decent rookie season in the AHL last year totaling 11G and 38Pts. He was good enough to get a look, albeit only one game. He's strong on both sides of the puck, but needs to work on his skating a little more before I see him making the NHL roster. 

#21 Julien Gauthier - RW - He's a big bodied, strong power forward. He has shown in Juniors to be elite offensively. He's going to have to continue to improve his passing and defensively play before he gets a look in the NHL. That's based off his 16G, 25Pt rookie season in the AHL. If he has improved his passing and plays a team game in camp, maybe. But I feel the best place for him is more AHL time.

 

Defense:

Our defense is pretty set. The only two questions are 'Will Faulk really remain with us?' and if so 'Who becomes the 7th D?'

 

#44 Calvin de Haan - LD - He's probably our best purely defensive defenseman (sorry Pesce, Slavin). He's one of the better shot blockers in the league. He's physical and boxes opponents out pretty well. He's usually on the right side of the +/- (especially on a not so amazing Islanders team). Top-4 caliber. The biggest concern with de Haan is his health. All signs point to he's healed and recovered and regained his strength since his shoulder injury.

#19 Dougie Hamilton - RD - Named one of the top-20 Dmen in the NHL recently. He's a true top defenseman. Has an amazing shot and will QB the first PP Unit, bumping Faulk to the second unit. His offensive production is consistent and among the best in the league with Defensemen. The biggest addition to the team in terms of immediate improvement.

#27 Justin Faulk - RD - After a disappointing season, and with the additions made to the top-4, Faulk will get sheltered minutes. Which will most likely improve his production. Maybe he was seeing too much ice-time. Now, he is going to have to earn every minute with the depth we've acquired. He's also our biggest trade chip, and will be throughout the season barring any injury or continued regression in production.

#74 Jaccob Slavin - LD - May yet develop further offensive abilities, he's still one of the best young defenders in the league. He's truly solid in his own end and has shown flashes of pure dominance in all three zones of the rink. If he sees time with Hamilton, I expect his production to increase pretty noticeably. 

#22 Brett Pesce - RD - After de Haan, he's our best defensive defenseman. Definitely has the best defensive stick on the team. Might not see PP time anymore with additions to the blueline, but he'll remain a mainstay on the PK. 

#57 Trevor van Riemsdyk - RD - Signed for two more years. He's one of the best defensemen in the bottom pairing, in my opinion. He still has potential to grow his offensive production. Has shown high hockey IQ, especially when handling the puck and making decisions while pinching. It'd be a shame to see his ice-time be affected by having too many defensemen.

#4 Hadyn Fluery - LD - After 67 games in his rookie year, he's definitely got more to show, as well as room to grow. He was fairly strong defensively. He has shown flashes of impressive offensively ability, but we have yet to see that translate in the NHL. It would suck to see his ice-time suffer because of a crowded blueline as well. If he's getting healthy scratches, I'd rather send him down to Charlotte until we either move Faulk or suffer an injury.

 

All 7 defensemen can easily be full-time NHL roster players. We just have one too many. We'll see if anything budges. I'm tempted to list a few of our top defensive prospects, but unless we really get hit hard with injuries on the backend, I don't see any path for them to take to the NHL roster this season. Also considering the length of this post, let's not.

 

Goaltending:

This is pretty obvious as well, Darling is back whether we like it or not. Can he rebound? I say yes, he's done it before in life. If you haven't ever heard his path to the NHL, you should look it up. Truly inspiring.

 

NHL Players:

#33 Scott Darling - Can he rebound? Will he rebound? We don't know. I don't know. But I really hope so. And if he can't, we're looking at Mrazek in net. Which brings the same questions.

#34 Petr Mrazek - Can he rebound? Will he rebound? Wow this sounds familiar. This just goes to show how truly horrendous the goalie market was this offseason. We did try to land Grubauer, who was probably the best goalie option. But Washington didn't want to move him within the division. 

 

Borderline NHL Players:

#35 Alex Nedeljkovic - He's our best bet at a drafted goalie to develop into a starter. He had an iffy rookie year at the professional level with Charlotte, but followed it up with a strong season improving statistically everywhere. He also has a 100% save percentage at the NHL level :P I am listing him because of this; If Darling can't rebound, and then Mrazek doesn't do much better, we may see Nedeljkovic get a shot. Plus, if either of our goalies gets injured, he's going to be the call-up at this point. Get familiar with the name, he'll most likely be on the NHL roster next season unless Mrazek goes lights out.

 

TL;DR version:

We have 8 NHL established players on our forward roster. Pretty much all of our Defensemen are NHL established, as well as our goaltending duo. The biggest questions in terms of who will be on our NHL roster lie with the forwards. That's 4 spots open for Necas, Svech, Zykov, Wallmark, Foegele, Di Giuseppe, Kuokkanen and everyone else to compete for. (really 2, if you take into consideration the fact Necas and Svech are pretty much penciled into the roster already). Our defense is crowded, which is only a bad thing for our defensive prospects who might want to push into the NHL and for the defenseman at the NHL level who will see a loss in ice-time. Our goaltending duo is terrifying, but we do have a ray of hope in the not too distant future with Nedeljkovic. The way we look on paper is downright intimidating defensively, laughable in terms of goaltending, and mysterious in terms of offense.

 

I'll update as the Traverse City Prospects Tournament is played, and the Training Camp schedule and official roster is released, and as the preseason begins.

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Sucka.....best quote I’ve seen in some time.....”The way we look on paper is downright intimidating defensively, laughable in terms of goaltending, and mysterious in terms of offense.”  That sums it up!  Great post.

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Nicely done SuckaPunchd. This should be an exciting time for a Canes fan. A lot of hope and a lot of of questions to be answered.

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Great Post Sucka. Now a few people don't have to worry about me doing it. I agree with the vast majority of your assessments. A few thoughts you stimulated.

 

1. I completely agree that this could very well be the year that a guy we don't quite see coming could break out. This is because Francis did indeed stock the cupboards with the deepest (by far) prospect pool this team has ever seen. Yes, it was phenomenal that Waddell has a way with Ping Pong balls, and OK, if he can sign Fox, and Jack Drury, or I guess Cliff Pu turnout, we can give some more credit to the Committee but Francis and company added: Necas, Zykov, Foegle, Gauthier, Bean, McKeown, Kuokannen, Saarela, and Roy, as the most front and center "in the system" guys. But also sneaky depth with Geekie, Mattheos, Cotton, and others. Many of these guys are starting to get to the ripening age. I expect Necas and Zykov to be there (with Necas breaking out), but one or more of those other names could easily jump out. This could be the year for it. 

 

2. PDG. I have to think it was a cheap insurance policy and he flashed offense in the meaningless end of year, and will play somewhat physical. My problem is that we are super deep on LW. I know guys can play their off side, but we are out of balance in terms of natural RW vs LW, especially if Aho goes to center, and after presumably JWilly moves on next year, we would have Svech and Maenalannen there, with TT, Ferland, Zykov, McGinn, Martinook, Foegele, and PDG all on the LW. In fact Gauthier and even Cliff Pu have a better track up given that they are right. I would rather see Foegele than PDG at this point. Not sure how all fo those LW after Ferland line up. 

 

3. Goalie. At some level we're all holding our collective breath on our two main guys. I agree that Ned improved last year, but really want to see some dang goalie somewhere in our system have a nice save %. Maybe this year, but I want to see it first. If Ned gets much NHL time, let's hope it's because he played lights out early in Charlotte.

 

This should be one of the most interesting camps we've ever had. Between new coaches, tons of new players, the #2 overall pick the major dice roll in goal, and a ton of ripening prospects, it should be interesting indeed.

 

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PDG.....If he is on the ice it means we are in a world of hurt. I'm actually hoping Mrazek gets back the magic touch. I think he has a better shot than Darling for making a rebound.

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Thanks Sucka.  Very minor disagreement: I'd peg Slavin as having the best defensive stick on the team, but I'm glad to have either of them back there defending an odd man rush. 

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Thanks everyone. Except you Lake, you disagreed with me. 

 

Just kidding :P If it’s anyone other than Pesce it would be Slavin. I just seem to notice Pesce making those memorable stick plays in the defensive zone. However, that could be because Slavin makes a broader spectrum of memorable plays, nothing against Pesce.

 

And I’m curious to see how many fans want PDG over a prospect earning a shot. 

 

Also, I just realized we only have 6 returning NHL forwards (not including PDG). Half of our forwards will be different, whether it’s a Martinook and Ferland or rookies like Necas and Svech and Checkers being promoted in Zykov, Foegele, Kuokkanen etc. The way the roster looks it’ll be interesting how ice time gets divvied up. No more Skinner line, no more Lindholm line. Who steps in and takes those roles?

 

The current consensus is Svechnikov stepping into Skinner’s role and Necas filling the role Lindholm struggled to fill. 

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I put it in my post, but I'll put it here, my response to your question about PDG. I would rather slot Foegele in there right now. Yes, Foegele can go back to the AHL, and get more top line minute and maybe some PP time, but we've also got other guys pushing up from below so there could be a log jam in the future, whereas this year, most likely the Kuoks, Gauthiers, Roys are still likely to get at least one more year in Charlotte, but by the end of the year or next year, ready to push into the NHL. I just think now is the time for Foegele and Zykov, who are older than the others. Getting the likes of Foegele and Zykov a full year of productivity also allows for them to establish value including trade value, before the log jam.

 

Cane's brass have long said that PDG has offensive upside that they've seen in flashes and in practice. His rookie year he put up a 34 point pace despite a lot of lower line time. I am guessing that his 9 points in the last 9 games played a part in this deal which is super cheap. For a cap basement team, this is a cheap insurance policy. However, I do worry about the effect on a young guy who could move up, and right now the guy that seems to be getting the squeeze out is Foegele. 

 

Zykov eaked out a one way deal, and likely earned a spot. IMO Svech and Necas will take spots too. This would appear to leave Foegele without a chair when the music stops. He'd probably get call ups with injuries etc, but with McGinn, Rask, Martinook and PDG there, it's harder. It's no secret I'm a big Foegele fan, but that because of how he plays. Many good players have a serious adjustment time stepping up from Junior to AHL. But Foegele took it like he'd been there three years, then looked effective in his short NHL look. He plays both a rugged lunch pale, go to the net style, but also has fairly high end skills. Maybe not elite, but I think this guy is the rugged winger who can score that we've wanted for years. Ferland seems to be too, but I think Foegele has a more consistent higher end upside than even Ferland. I want to see Foegele in the NHL this year.

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I am also in the "thankful camp"  Sucka, for that insightful review. Unlike Lake, I don't have any disagreements but a couple of observations.

 

1st and foremost, I'm sure going to have to put in many hours memorizing players numbers, shish.

 

Next, our coaches are going to have their hands full trying to figure out a lineup, who plays better with with who, etc. A further reflection on that is I'm thankful we off loaded BP, as he likely would have gone on his pre-season coaching junket that I continue to this day believing badly set back this team 2 years ago? Attaining some kind of "team unity", and quickly, will go a long way this year in how things work out for us? I know I'm repeating myself here, but I just think that goal was a major factor in Skinner's trade, and acceptance of lesser value in exchange for a more harmonized room was a factor in this decision, IF THE DECISION TO TRADE SKINNER WAS INEVITABLE.

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On 8/18/2018 at 10:42 AM, remkin said:

Now a few people don't have to worry about me doing it.

There are more than a few of us. :lol:

 

Terrific work, Sucka! The time you took with it and thought you put into it really shows.

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On 8/18/2018 at 9:27 PM, SuckaPunchd said:

Thanks everyone. Except you Lake, you disagreed with me. 

 

Just kidding :P If it’s anyone other than Pesce it would be Slavin. I just seem to notice Pesce making those memorable stick plays in the defensive zone. However, that could be because Slavin makes a broader spectrum of memorable plays, nothing against Pesce.

 

And I’m curious to see how many fans want PDG over a prospect earning a shot. 

 

Also, I just realized we only have 6 returning NHL forwards (not including PDG). Half of our forwards will be different, whether it’s a Martinook and Ferland or rookies like Necas and Svech and Checkers being promoted in Zykov, Foegele, Kuokkanen etc. The way the roster looks it’ll be interesting how ice time gets divvied up. No more Skinner line, no more Lindholm line. Who steps in and takes those roles?

 

The current consensus is Svechnikov stepping into Skinner’s role and Necas filling the role Lindholm struggled to fill. 

 

You're not the first regular I've disagreed with and I'm sure you won't be the last. :boxing::D

 

But seriously, the only reason I mentioned Slavin's stick was because it's something I'd specifically thought even before you brought up Pesce.  I was probably highly influenced by that one game against Edmonton where Slavin stood out for almost single handedly shutting down McGregor (oops, that punching emoji above must have crept into my subconscious, lol) McDavid during a number of shifts.  Very minor point though, both are great in our zone and adding deHaan's D to the mix?  Wow! 

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Sucka ... that was the post of the year. Maybe the decade. Call the N&O, because you should have Chip’s job. Well thought out analysis of every player and every position. Really got me stoked for seeing what happens between now and the first regular season game. I will add that for no reason except seeing how hard Darling has worked, and knowing both of our goalies realize this is likely a last chance year, I feel one or both of them will rise to the occasion. Wouldn’t that be awesome! How many guys on Vegas’s team played out of their minds last year because they had been written off?

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4 hours ago, top-shelf-1 said:

McDavid

McDavid

McGregor...

Let's call the whole thing off!

 

You must have missed this game! :P

 

Slavin - McGregor.jpg

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I would then have to disagree that Slavin kept McGregor in check all game because he appears to be about 2 feet away from getting knocked the bleep out. ?

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13 hours ago, legend-1 said:

I would then have to disagree that Slavin kept McGregor in check all game because he appears to be about 2 feet away from getting knocked the bleep out. ?

 

Note Slavin's stick position.  A quick jerk upwards completely neutralizes McGregor.  :shock:

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On 8/18/2018 at 1:07 AM, SuckaPunchd said:

but why did we re-sign Phil?

To add him in on the eventual Faulk deal, maybe. Chicago wants more than Faulk for Saad, and I would too. A fourth liner to replace whomever replaces Saad higher up the Hawks' depth chart would probably do it. 

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3 hours ago, top-shelf-1 said:

To add him in on the eventual Faulk deal, maybe. Chicago wants more than Faulk for Saad, and I would too. A fourth liner to replace whomever replaces Saad higher up the Hawks' depth chart would probably do it. 

As much as I like Phil D, that works for me top. Sure wish we could pull the trigger and get this Faulk thing settled?

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21 hours ago, KJUNKANE said:

As much as I like Phil D, that works for me top. Sure wish we could pull the trigger and get this Faulk thing settled?

I'm increasingly glad we haven't. Perhaps it means the lesson of the Skinner trade for the Committee was that August - the traditional month of vacation for hockey managers and two months from puck drop - is not exactly when players are typically sought.

 

This vast expanse of nothing going on every summer exists for a reason, and I'm a little disappointed in Waddell - who has been around (more than) long enough to know that - for not asserting his experience on the issue and assuring the rest of the Committee that he'd move Skinner by camp, but that he wasn't about to just give him away.

 

Edit to add: I was a big Phil fan too but he has been disappointing. Maybe he's rounded himself out physically this off-season and is ready to play the game he needs to in order to succeed. I think he has underrated sniping ability, but that he's finding the moves which RF raved about him using in CLT are a lot tougher to pull off when the gaps are so much tighter at this level. To make room he needs to play with an edge, and I've seen enough to convince me that until he does, he's ticketed for the fourth line wherever he goes. 

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20 hours ago, bluedevilcane said:

Sucka ... that was the post of the year. Maybe the decade. Call the N&O, because you should have Chip’s job. Well thought out analysis of every player and every position. Really got me stoked for seeing what happens between now and the first regular season game. I will add that for no reason except seeing how hard Darling has worked, and knowing both of our goalies realize this is likely a last chance year, I feel one or both of them will rise to the occasion. Wouldn’t that be awesome! How many guys on Vegas’s team played out of their minds last year because they had been written off?

Hahaha thanks BDC. I would love to write about this team. Anyone know any editors? :P

 

The way I see it, our blueline should produce more goals with the additions made. That should give our rookies a little breathing room in regards to establishing their game in the NHL. It then all boils down to goaltending, and whether or not there were issues originating from our skaters and/or strategy that fed into our horrendous goaltending. I keep seeing how badly Darlings numbers ended up at and can’t help but wonder if there is more to it than simply not being in shape, or somehow suddenly being bad at his position. That’s the other part of the huge turnover. Not just with the forwards and the bolstering of the defense, but also the new faces on the coaching staff and how it could affect the team as a whole, and in particular in the crease.

 

I think this is the biggest reason why Darling deserves a second chance, and why we shouldn’t give up on him already. You can only do so much positionally when you’re playing in a flawed strategy or system.

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Three answers I will be waiting to see decided in training camp

1) Will Aho skate center or wing

2) Where does Faulk slot and who moves to the left side (if he isn't traded which would answer that question)

3) Can one of our young Goalies push Darling or Mrazek out of the crease

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I'm interested to see which rookie cracks the AHL lineup of Helvig/Booth. But I thought we signed an AHL only goalie but now that I'm searching can't find it. I'd much rather a kid standing next to Ned's.

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