2013 Training Camp Thread (Camp opens weekend of 1/11; NHL games start 1/19)
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01-06-2013, 02:09 PM
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Assuming the rules haven't changed for calling players up and sending players down from the AHL. The Kings are gonna have decisions to make on some key prospects.
With the lockout over (god, it feels good to type that) Dwight King, Thomas Hickey, Jake Muzzin, Marc-Andre Cliche, Richard Clune, & Andrew Campbell are all on the Kings roster right now.
There's no doubt Kinger is staying. However... In order for anyone else to be sent back to Manchester they'll all have to clear waivers. There's a good chance a few of the guys wouldn't make it back to Manchester. So it's decision time, especially on Hickey! IMO we keep him. He's been the best defenseman on the Monarchs this season and it's time to give his cup of coffee, even if it's as a 7th d-man.
Hopefully sitting in the press box that much doesn't hurt his development but at this point we only have 3 options. The 7th d-man, trade him, or let him go (no chance imo he wouldn't get claimed on waivers)
Then there's Muzzin and Cliche. I think Muzzin might be the odd man out. There's a chance he could clear waivers, but it's defiantly a risky move. Cliche I think can be a solid 4th line center and penalty killer in the NHL. But with Fraser locked up for 2 years it's gonna be hard for him to get in there. He could make a nice extra forward for the Kings.
IMO, There's a good chance that Campbell and Clune would clear waivers.
Again, this is all assuming the rules haven't changed in the new CBA.
I see us gambling on Cliche again in as far as risking the loss of one of our talented kids. We have been there before with him and I think he would clear waivers. If not we are loaded with players like him or players who are capable of playing his spot.
Hickey and Muzzin are priorities but MF sure likes Campbells development so who knows?
Time will tell but we are definitely overloaded right now.
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