As Willis, and others, have suggested on Twitter, this could be a career ender for Sutton. That's really too bad that his NHL career might end in such a fashion, he's a really good guy and I was looking forward to him being some experience and toughness on the back end this year.
I cringe when I think about the possibility of losing anybody on our D to injury. Our depth at the position is awful, and an injury to anyone means that Potter or Teubert are in our top 6 (not that Peckham is much better than those two to begin with).
Tambo desperately needs to acquire literally any defenseman with NHL ability, because we are digging our own grave beginning a potential season with that kind of depth.
As bad as a guy like Campoli is, he's a free agent and is at least considered an NHL player. I'd sign him if no other options to squire a better defenseman pan out.
Well, at least this is a new problem for this year, right?
Don't even get me started.
I've liked plenty of things Tambo has done with this team in regards to long term planning, but his short term decision making (or lack thereof) in regards to the current roster has been terrible. Taking over three years to acquire a face off winning centre, choosing to do nothing to add defensive depth when it is obvious that a key player is injured (Whitney), and refusing to dump Khabibulin despite the fact that he is terrible, old, and inevitably injured are all problems that are relatively easy to solve, that have been confusingly ignored.