The Blame the NCAA not the Panthers. The Panthers can't pay Rocco's expenses he would lose his scholarship. Any NCAA players have to pay their own way to NHL development camps.
Heard that rumor on Howden and Grimaldi and Brickley were taking care of business in tending to past injuires to be prepred 100% for their upcoming seasons. Although the cost factor is real for the NCAA players, I don't believe it was "the" factor for either of these players.
39 Nick Bjugstad: A+. His puck protection is absolutely unreal, you CANT take the puck off his stick.
Watched him a lot last year, and can't recall ever seeing him lose a puck battle along the boards.
67 Vincent Trocheck: B+. Should be on the USA WJC team.
I was shocked when they didn't take him last year. One of the hardest working guys on the ice.
74 Alexander Delnov: C-. Interested to see where he decides to play this year.
He was at the draft, apparently really excited to play in North America, and was then selected 8th overall in the CHL import draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds. I'd be surprised if he wasn't playing there next year.