Springfield Falcons/Evansville Icemen Thread III (All Affiliate talk here)
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10-05-2011, 03:13 PM
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Oh dont get me wrong we have alot of talent but that doesnt translate to a good team all the time especially around here. im just saying when more injuries happen and they WILL, Kubalik and Giroux will get the callups and then we will be thin.
And when i say thin i mean if you look at the players who are up and down guys (Kubalik and giroux) there is not much of a scoring threat behind them. Im very excited about the signings but when injuries happen it will come crashing down. We just dont have a whole lot of depth behind those guys. It seems to be that way year after year. We always have a great number one line, but when they get called up we dont seem to have enough guys who can step up. But thats the nature of being a farm team. Its just odd that other AHL teams seem to be able to keep up after there top guys are called up. Also Bruce Landon has already gone out and shopped for two players. I think he did that because he also believes that we lack depth. But maybe im wrong.
I know i sound like a glass half empty kind of guy but i'm actually very excited for our team this year. i'm just voicing out some of the concerns i have.
There is some very good talent behind Kubalik and Giroux
Drazenovic 23-23 46 For Peoria
Gabriel 11-21 46 on the second line for a good Portland team
Byers 15-31 46 Playing for Three AHL teams last year
St Pierre has scored over 400 points in his AHL career
The defense is another year older and while still young should be very skilled.
Both York and Dainton have been solid, green but solid. And when Dekanich heals Sanford will be down.
I don't think Springfield is any "thinner" than most AHL organizations dealing with the up down calls of the associated NHL club. For the first time that any of us can remember the Jackets are sending down players that could actually make NHL squads.
Wish nothing but the best for the Falcons this year.
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