Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Max Pacioretty reassigned to Hamilton.
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10-02-2010, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Stjonnypopo View Post
I hope that Pacioretty doesn't think that Montreal has bumped him down on the list. Players don't like playing for teams if they don't think they have a shot at the big club. His contract's up this season and though he'll be an RFA he might hold out on a contract, ask to be traded or something along those lines if he feels he has the skill to be playing in the NHL. We have a couple guys who might be leaving next season; Darche, Halpern, Boyd (I hope not), Pouliot, Kostitsyn. We'll have some openings for the young guys to come in, barring too many free agent signings, and if Pacioretty works his ass of he could very well be a top-6 guy next season.
To be honest I don't think he's the type. Call it a hunch but I just don't think he's unhappy here. Remember he's only 21 and I think he realizes he isn't ready yet. I'm sure he'll be pretty dominant in the AHL this year.

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