I think he'll get a full time roster spot. Atleast, I'd like to see that happen.
PHX would have to trade/ demote a player or not sign Lombardi or Stempniak to open a roster spot anyone. Not thinking Tiki or Turris out plays any of these guys at camp. Later in the season or after the waiver wire maybe someone gets in. DM did say he wanted some new blood so maybe some guys are draft day trades.
Wolski* Lombardi** Stempniak**
Prucha Hanzel* Vrbata
Korpi Fiddler Winnik*
Upshall Noke Doan
** UFA's- DM stated he wanted to resign these guys.
Well, I want Tikhonov over Stempniak. And.. this may be a shocker to some.. but I think Winnik is beginning to play like an old man. He's regressed. And I had a man crush on him his rookie year. Flame away.
I had a chance to speak with Brett MacLean the other day, discussing his career thus far and where it might go in the future. He's a great kid, and you guys are really fortunate to have been able to scoop him up at #32.
If any of you are interested in checking out the interview, here's a link to do so!
Mike Lee is fine. Neither goalie deserved the reputation gain or loss they got out of that one game.
Of course not, one game should not make that much of a difference. It tells me no one paid much attention to him during his season at St. Cloud where yes he was up and down, but he played fine for a freshman.