I assume that this was planned ahead of time.. but he had a good Tuesday of camp, too. I look forward to seeing how he does in Rockford, though the Brian Connelly-SDP pairing they ran at times today looked awkward considering the 10-inch height difference.
Danis-Pepin was -16 and -18 in his final two years at Maine. Granted it was a crappy team but he was among the team leaders in that depatment. He'll have to prove at least to me he can be a plus player. I'm not holding my breath.
Just like most all posters was so hyped about Danny Bertram.
Danis-Pepin is very raw and if he ever makes the NHL it will be after at least 2-3 years of seasoning in the AHL. I am glad to see Bickell signed, he has looked alright in his NHL call ups and he will provide good depth for Rockford next year.
I know where you're coming from... but he's going to have to "work his butt off" harder then because he never performed well enough to grab any opportunity. I want to see a guy grab a job, you know? I don't mean to say that Niemi has done a whole lot more than Crawford in the past year -- I'm just not a fan of the 'tenure' approach to making that decision.
We have word here in Switzerland, that the Hawks are negotiating with Brett McLean. Two teams from our League try to sign him, but he wants to wait because apparently Chicago is interested. He said, he'll only a one-way deal.