Those first two years at the Cow Palace, as I was learning more about the game, I came to appreciate what players such as Coxe and Gaetz were. Link became one of the biggest reasons for me to drive all the way there!!
I can't even imagine a player of his ilk playing in the NHL now.
If that's the case then when/if Burns comes back and they need to make room, Irwin will be the one sent down because I believe he's the only one who doesn't need to go through waivers.
Which isn't great either since you're wasting Petrecki's development by just sitting him in the press-box the entire season. San Jose practices don't replace the valuable ice-time he could be getting in Worcester.
Quite the dilemma.
With McLaren getting claimed, I'm wondering if that changes DW's opinion on the Petrecki situation. Might not want to risk some team claiming him.
I will be shocked if Petrecki doesn't clear waivers. He's not yet an NHL caliber defenseman so any team claiming him will be forced to keep a roster player around that can't help them right now. At least McLaren can be used as a fighter....