How quickly we turn on our prospects when they don't set the the world on fire after their first three regular season games.
A more likely reason is that Asham is not ready to play tomorrow. Although Tortorella's post game comments suggest that he thinks Kreider isn't ready to play in the NHL yet.
I wouldn't say turned, but maybe it would be better for Kreider to develop more in the AHL, then recall him later on, if he is putting up numbers. I think the pressure, or just the NHL in general can ruin him IMO. If he needs more time to develop in the AHL, I have no problem with that.
Does anyone ever think about the fact that the rest of the players on the whale are simply.... awful? Kreider and Newbury haven't had the best development in there. Gone to plenty of whale games over the past few months.... there is minimal talent displayed only because of lack of chemistry between these players.
If Newbury keeps his mouth shut and doesn't take and dumb/selfish penalties, he is a good option for the 4th line. Heart and Soul of the CT Whale, does it all... happy for him to get another shot at it.
So... Michael Haley... seems like many have bypassed him, he's buried in CT.
Don't believe this is Kreider getting sent down. It would have happened already and been announced with the call up of Newbury.
Looks like Asham is not going back into the lineup yet, Bickel only played about 3 minutes last night.
Fourth line fill in.
i don't know that you can rule it out because kreider isn't down there yet-- torts def spoke for it last night and it wouldn't be surprising. whale don't play til tomorrow... a night in the press box maybe?
there's def a good chance bickel is just gone, but idk.. torts def fed the speculation
I think they'd probably would have preferred to call up Hrivik. But he has a concussion. Miller isn't ready yet. Jean? Could be.
It was Newbury most likely because its a fourth line spot. That's my guess.
Jean is actually not a bad option. Had he been older, he'd get the call up, but the team is probably thinking it's better for him to keep developing in Hartford a little more. Good speed, good size, good hustle, intelligent play. Doesn't have an NHL shot yet and he needs to improve his hands around the net, which is why he's in Hartford and why he's not scoring over a point per game there. He should also try to become more physical. Don't be like Boyle, Sparky, don't be like Boyle.