Thread: Mike Blunden
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09-05-2012, 10:26 AM
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He's almost certainly starting the year in the AHL. I think he'll have to go through waiver first, after training camp. Then, he'll be competing against Geoffrion, Palushaj, Dumont and maybe even Schultz, Natinen and Bournival to get that call-up. And that's in case of a bottom-6 injury, because IMO, any top-6 injuries will either be filled from within or Gallagher, Leblanc or Palushaj will get the go-ahead way before Blunden ever would.

So yeah... He didn't look terrible last year, but he was rather meh, and he was mostly signed as AHL depth. If indeed Blunden makes the Canadiens next season, it would mean two things: LOTS of injuries, and our young players are underperforming big time.

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