why do teams sign players like this to NHL contracts especially if they dont have any NHL skill or a chance of being an NHL player even as a spare?? wouldnt it be better if teams signed players like this to an AHL contract so it saves an NHL contract. i doubt teams would be lining up for players like these...
I think the idea is to provide some veteran leadership for the young guys. But yeah, I don't know, they also signed Logan Pyett and had Mike Vernace. Though I wouldn't say Collins is really taking a young guy's spot (would love to see Niemi used a lot more going forward) because there's not too many young defenseman in the system at this level just yet. That's one reason Kundratek supposedly asked for a trade. He was stupidly buried below Bickel/Nightingale.
I want to remind everyone the team got 9 of 10 pts then Nash, Powe went down, Asham was out last night and now maybe DZ
It does'nt help in the last two games having to play Mashinter, Bickel and one of the kids Kreider/Miller.............not blaming those guys but just pointing out the last few games have been a struggle and injuries may be playign a part