Thread: Confirmed with Link: Festerling signs in DEL
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07-23-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
This is clearly being done intentionally. Flood, Festerling, & Kulda leaving allows the TNSE regime to begin grooming younger players, a new crop as it were. It allows Melchiori, O'Neil, and perhaps Chiarot/Sol/someone else the chance to step into the regular lineup full time. Postma on a one-way deal also allows Redmond to move into that #1 spot.

The IceCaps will probably struggle for awhile but grooming the new guard is not a bad thing. An added bonus will be that Pasquale will see a ton of pucks.
How do you know the bolded is the case, though? To me it looks like players accepting better contracts and more playing time, i.e. their decision not the Jets.

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