Stefan Elliott recalled
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04-07-2013, 05:39 PM
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Elliott and Barrie will be third year pros next season. I'm not sure looking at them as rookies is appropriate. Especially Barrie, who I think is a NHLer already.
I do agree that penciling in
in three spots out of six is too risky.
The youth movement up front went rather well in my opinion. I can't see playing all three being any worse of a decision than playing SOB/Hunwick/Zanon regularly.
Siemens > Zanon, Elliott > Hunwick, Jones > SOB, even if all three were to be put on our blue line tomorrow night that would remain accurate.
I think it makes sense to move one of those three bottom pairing guys, let Siemens and Elliott start out 20 games in the AHL and then make a decision around the quarter mark. It also depends on what, if any moves we make this offseason. Signing Streit, change of coaches, moving Staz, etc.
We could have 4 new defenders on the blueline next season for all we know.
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