I know I'm in the minority but I really like Wellwood. He's the epitome of a guy handcuffed by positional and organizational depth. Everyone locks onto his speed but I think he's shown real poise at times during his call-ups.
If he was ever moved, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him blossom on another team's 3rd line.
Not a wellwood fan. i honestly would prefer Knuble over him just for his experience and leadership. Have him play like 8 minutes and hope he doesn't take a stupid penalty.
I think the phantoms have better options though and i'm really puzzled as to why they aren't getting the call. i could see akeson doing decently on Couts wing with Gags on the other side or Noebels even being a better option then Wellwood.
but is there really not anyone else on the Phantoms we can re-call? That's friggin sad
Wellwood is perfectly fine in a bottom six role. Doesn't make sense to bring up Akeson or Noebels if they're getting spoonfed ice time. Wellwood knows his role and plays it well. As others have said, he should be in over Knuble. As much as I like Mike, he's done.