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It was mentioned on one of the other threads that the Canes are only carrying 22 on their active roster, while the limit is 23. So Stillman's return won't bump anyone off the roster. Though OldAndSlow may be correct in that K.Adams may be joining Tannabe as a steady healthy scratch.

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As much as I hate to think it, for now it's Kevin Adams.

Dave is definitely going to see the media box and the River Rats dressing room this year....

It is mentioned in the thread but for now nobody goes because Stiller is not going to be capable of logging 20 minutes when he gets back nor of probably going 3 nights out of 4 on some road games. Methinks when Stiller is truly "back" in regular rotation that KA might find himself playing in another color than red. His minutes have been drastically reduced and as much as I used to like him his work ethic used to be that of Chad Larose but isn't anymore. KA and Chad are both guys that on talent would not see the light of day on most NHL teams therefore you have to do other things and KA just isnt doing that anymore and Lavi has noticed...I think the only reason that he is still here is that we already had a used bag of pucks that most teams would be offering in a trade :mrgreen:....

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It was mentioned on one of the other threads that the Canes are only carrying 22 on their active roster, while the limit is 23. So Stillman's return won't bump anyone off the roster. Though OldAndSlow may be correct in that K.Adams may be joining Tannabe as a steady healthy scratch.

Stillman's return won't put anybody on a plane to Albany, but Kaberle's certainly will (barring an injury to someone else). And if I had to guess, my guess would be (and was in another thread actually) that Ladd would be the one.

That said, you may be right in making a case for Kevyn. Lavi seems to have him in the doghouse while his only knock on Ladd was consistency. I suppose it'll come down to whether youth or experience wins out. If I ran the world, I'd say this team has a wealth of veteran experience so that commodity was less critical than youth and work ethic -- which you can never have too much of.

What I don't see is a D-man going. My suspicion is that once Kaberle is back, we'll see a good bit of the 11-7 roster combination in order to keep Wes and Hedican from having to play 20+ minutes a night. But if a D-man is going to go my guess would be Tanabe. Hutch hasn't played as much as we might've expected, but Hutch is pretty much a PP specialist which -- IMHO -- we could use a little more of right now. Of course if the coaching staff doesn't see it that way -- and favors a situation that doesn't include a special teams specialist -- he could be the odd man out. I suspect it will depend on how the PP is doing when the time comes and how valuable that skill set becomes between now and then.

With the trend shifting toward reuniting the lines and pairings from last year, Ladd, Hutch and Tanabe are the ones I would call "on the bubble" with an honorable mention to K Adams. But who knows what the trend will be by the time Frank's back to 100%? We might be seeing LaRose playing opposite Stillman on the Brind'Amour line by then. You never know until you get there.

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It was mentioned on one of the other threads that the Canes are only carrying 22 on their active roster, while the limit is 23. So Stillman's return won't bump anyone off the roster. Though OldAndSlow may be correct in that K.Adams may be joining Tannabe as a steady healthy scratch.

Stillman's return won't put anybody on a plane to Albany, but Kaberle's certainly will (barring an injury to someone else). And if I had to guess, my guess would be (and was in another thread actually) that Ladd would be the one.

That said, you may be right in making a case for Kevyn. Lavi seems to have him in the doghouse while his only knock on Ladd was consistency. I suppose it'll come down to whether youth or experience wins out. If I ran the world, I'd say this team has a wealth of veteran experience so that commodity was less critical than youth and work ethic -- which you can never have too much of.

What I don't see is a D-man going. My suspicion is that once Kaberle is back, we'll see a good bit of the 11-7 roster combination in order to keep Wes and Hedican from having to play 20+ minutes a night. But if a D-man is going to go my guess would be Tanabe. Hutch hasn't played as much as we might've expected, but Hutch is pretty much a PP specialist which -- IMHO -- we could use a little more of right now. Of course if the coaching staff doesn't see it that way -- and favors a situation that doesn't include a special teams specialist -- he could be the odd man out. I suspect it will depend on how the PP is doing when the time comes and how valuable that skill set becomes between now and then.

With the trend shifting toward reuniting the lines and pairings from last year, Ladd, Hutch and Tanabe are the ones I would call "on the bubble" with an honorable mention to K Adams. But who knows what the trend will be by the time Frank's back to 100%? We might be seeing LaRose playing opposite Stillman on the Brind'Amour line by then. You never know until you get there.

I would also add that, with the way our defense has been going this season, by the time Frank returns, there's a good chance someone else will be going out :roll:. Although I hope not. It will be a novelty to have a full roster this season.

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It was mentioned on one of the other threads that the Canes are only carrying 22 on their active roster, while the limit is 23. So Stillman's return won't bump anyone off the roster. Though OldAndSlow may be correct in that K.Adams may be joining Tannabe as a steady healthy scratch.

Stillman's return won't put anybody on a plane to Albany, but Kaberle's certainly will (barring an injury to someone else). And if I had to guess, my guess would be (and was in another thread actually) that Ladd would be the one.

That said, you may be right in making a case for Kevyn. Lavi seems to have him in the doghouse while his only knock on Ladd was consistency. I suppose it'll come down to whether youth or experience wins out. If I ran the world, I'd say this team has a wealth of veteran experience so that commodity was less critical than youth and work ethic -- which you can never have too much of.

What I don't see is a D-man going. My suspicion is that once Kaberle is back, we'll see a good bit of the 11-7 roster combination in order to keep Wes and Hedican from having to play 20+ minutes a night. But if a D-man is going to go my guess would be Tanabe. Hutch hasn't played as much as we might've expected, but Hutch is pretty much a PP specialist which -- IMHO -- we could use a little more of right now. Of course if the coaching staff doesn't see it that way -- and favors a situation that doesn't include a special teams specialist -- he could be the odd man out. I suspect it will depend on how the PP is doing when the time comes and how valuable that skill set becomes between now and then.

With the trend shifting toward reuniting the lines and pairings from last year, Ladd, Hutch and Tanabe are the ones I would call "on the bubble" with an honorable mention to K Adams. But who knows what the trend will be by the time Frank's back to 100%? We might be seeing LaRose playing opposite Stillman on the Brind'Amour line by then. You never know until you get there.

I would also add that, with the way our defense has been going this season, by the time Frank returns, there's a good chance someone else will be going out :roll:. Although I hope not. It will be a novelty to have a full roster this season.

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Stillman's return won't put anybody on a plane to Albany, but Kaberle's certainly will (barring an injury to someone else). And if I had to guess, my guess would be (and was in another thread actually) that Ladd would be the one.

Another factor in favor of Ladd to Albany is I think Ladd is the only one of the group with a 2 way contract. I don't think there's any way Hutch would clear waivers, and I suppose LaRose might, but I wouldn't chance it.

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Stillman's return won't put anybody on a plane to Albany, but Kaberle's certainly will (barring an injury to someone else). And if I had to guess, my guess would be (and was in another thread actually) that Ladd would be the one.

Another factor in favor of Ladd to Albany is I think Ladd is the only one of the group with a 2 way contract. I don't think there's any way Hutch would clear waivers, and I suppose LaRose might, but I wouldn't chance it.

I considered that aspect of it, but Rosie's contract, even though it's one-way is only the league minimum. Adams I'm sure does better than that, so if it comes down to Ladd and Adams ceteris parabis, Ladd will probably get the plane ticket. That said, if things continue the way they are at this moment, I don't think the fact that Adams has a one-way deal will save him from being sent down. Ladd's showing the kind of grit and work ethic that Lavi insists on from all his players. I'm not so sure KA's quite meeting that challenge currently. Of course, I won't discount that possibility that Adams is playing with an undisclosed injury and that's what's limiting his ice time and his effectiveness. It'd be just like him to play hurt with no indication that he was.

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