I am a fan of Big Joe Finley and I will definitely miss seeing him on the ice in an Amerks jersey. He isn't the most skilled guy, but when he is on his game he is a physical presence and a quiet shut down defensmen. Don't look to him for offense and I am not sure he'll be able to keep up at the NHL pace.
But, I just realized Finley has to play with the Isles and has to clear waivers again to go down to Bridgeport. Looks like Snow really wants to add some size on the blueline...in the form of Seth Jones.
Well now that they claimed Finley I can't see them wanting to claim Hickey now, unless they really want him and want to keep Donovan/Ness in the AHL all season.
Seems like management is okay with rebuilding for at least one more year (which I think is a good idea) so giving Donovan/Ness a little extra dev time would make sense.
I think Hickey could do well on the Island.