Re-signing Matthew Lombardi
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12-27-2012, 01:02 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Winnipeg MB
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Personally, I wouldn't mind resigning him IF we didn't have all these Marlies players ready to play. I'd rather just let the kids play. Kadri, Frattin, Ashton, (Abbott is getting there too), (maybe D'Amigo) are all forward prospects that I would prefer over him. I just wanted to see other people's opinions on this.
Abbott is a long-shot to make the NHL. As is D'Amigo. Ashton still has another 2-3 seasons to go in the AHL before he'll have grown into his body and can play the power-forward role with the strength needed to compete in the NHL.
Frattin should be ready to play, and Kadri continues to look good in the AHL, but whether he is finally ready for the NHL remains to be seen. Transition from the AHL ranks to the NHL isn't a seamless process. A lot of the stuff that players can get away with in the AHL isn't missed in the NHL.
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