All-Encompassing Call-ups Thread (4/29: Thomas, 9 others recalled to NYR)
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05-02-2013, 09:04 AM
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The Black Aces aren't the same thing as the playoff taxi squad. Generally, I remember them as being the guys who were the 13th, 14th forwards and 7th, 8th defensemen. For example, the 93-94 guys were Olczyk, Hartman, Hudson, Lidster and Andersson (until he got traded). None of them spent any time in the minors.
By that standard, this year's Aces would be Gilroy, Eminger, Hamrlik.
Of course, times have changed, so call them whatever you want
Spot-on. They weren't players who just skated during practice, they were the healthy scratches who got their chances when we had injuries or suspensions.
This sesaon, due to a lot of injuries, we haven't had forwards being healthy scratches on a regular basis, but if I have to compare attackers form this season to the Black Aces, the names of Powe, Asham and Pyatt come to mind. With a healthy roster and talents performing, those 3 would most likely be our Black Aces together with Gilroy and Hamrlik
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