Doubt it too, they would have announced it today, wouldn't they? Hamilton has a 3-1 stranglehold over manitoba though, don't see any danger in calling Subbanstein up. Maybe they're afraid of destroying any little bit of trade value hamrlik has left.
I don't know if you have ever had a bad flu but sometimes it completely drains the energy out of you. The team would not be better with a sick Spacek or with a healthy Marc-Andre Bergeron on defence on the ice ..
would calling up subban not allow him to go back down if were out of callups? like were allowed 4 and weve done 3? so if we called him up are we allowed to send him back down?
I honestly don't see the problem at this stage. If we win Friday night with him in the lineup, he clearly plays again in Game 6. Ditto for Game 7 if we win Game 6. And surely if we miraculously win all three games we keep the guy for round Two.
OTOH, if we lose any ONE of these three games, it's over, he goes back down and the nice thing for the nervous Nillies among us is that he will not have had enough time here under the microscope to do any real damage to his "confidence".
Is see no negatives if Spacek is unavailable. If you really really want to keep MAB in the lineup, take out a non-contributing bottom-6 forward.
I'm not really familiar with these call-up rules...what happens in case of injury? If there are no exemptions, I don't think there's any way Subban will be recalled. We only have two goalies and if one goes down I'd have to think we need a backup...