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03-19-2004, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal
No I don't see him getting a spot in Hamilton, but they will need some bodies down there. First, Glenn needs to be signed, and some time in the ECHL would be a good start like Shasby, although with the need for bodies it could be interesting and he should have a better shot at Hamilton then Shasby had at the start of this year.

With Traverse, Cote, Plante all are RFA's. Right there you have a lot of tough decisions, as I hope the Habs pick up Cote, and Hamilton should keep Plante, imo. Traverse I dont' care for even in Hamilton but he does have a lot of experience.

Then there's Dykhuis who has 1 year left, will they pay him 1.6M again to play in Hamilton. It makes more sense to buy him out from a business aspect, tough decision as he has been solid for the most part in Hamilton .

Then there's Hainsey and Beauchemin who have to clear waviers to be sent down, and I would guess that one of them could make the Habs next year.

That leaves Archer.

Then there's Matt Shasby who I hope makes the Dogs lineup.

Mark Flood can be signed and play in Hamilton/ECHL or sent back to the Petes. He's considered one of the most improved players in the OHL this year, and I think he could handle the AHL next year, but we'll have to see if he's given the chance.

Ryan Glenn has the size, skating, strength to play in Hamilton, but a lot will depend on who else is in camp next year. I think he's a underrated prospect in the Habs system due to lack of exposure, but we'll have to see how he does at camp.

Korneev could also be brought over to play in Hamilton and that would be great to see. Don't know if he will or if the NHL/IIHF deal will get done in time.
thanks. Great insight and info on our prospects as usual.

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