Thread: Recalled/Assigned: 1/5 Wingells recalled; White to IR
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01-05-2012, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Les Wynan View Post
Good question on Mitchell. I think that's definitely been the case as when he's been split from Handzus he's played with Thornton/Pavelski mostly but in those instances Handzus usually saw time with either Havlat or Marleau. In any case, Handzus just hasn't been doing the heavy lifting defensively (i.e. going up against top lines or even second lines on a regular basis) this season regardless of who he's played with and yet has still been completely dominated.

Stempniak would definitely be a smart, under-the-radar, buy low move similar to the Canucks picking up Higgins last season or the Hawks getting Frolik for scraps. I doubt the Flames would want much for him and seriously doubt he's in their future plans at all.
And he's 28 and been traveling a fair bit so the probability of re-signing him would be good. It's high time DW focus on fixing the 3rd line instead of throwing out vet scrubs and useless AHLers.

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