Grachev had a hat trick so the call is not so surprising with the way forwards have been getting hurt, this a great opportunity for the kid to earn his chops
I read that the reason Del Zotto was sent down was because he stopped listening to the coaching in practice and making the same mistakes over and over during gameplay. Perhaps he got the message from Shoenfeld (sp) and also deserves the call up.
Resting Girardi a game wouldn't hurt Dan's game as I am sure he is beat up after being a league leader in blocked shots.
i hope Grach gets to play now is a great time for him to show some drive and
skill. He looked good his last call up so we shall see. That being said i dont want to see him take Kolariks minutes, I have been impressed by his play
That only applies if you're sending a player back to juniors.
negative, if a player is 18 or 19 years old, as long as he hasnt played 10 NHL games his ELC will slide another year regardless of what league he plays in, it happend with Grachev last year and also it happend with Anisimov when he came over as well