St. Jacques will almost certianly be the odd man out this time. I agree though, Lavi likes Rourke and i'm glad. Rourke seems to have the ability to play some decent offensive hockey at times and this team needs that off the blueline.
I think Wallin. I think a lot of the guy, but his game has not been very consistent as of late. He's physical as ever but has been beaten twice in key situations down the stretch (luckily they didnt cost us the game).
It'll be Bruno ... he's been the shakiest of the 6 d-men of late, even though he's looking vastly more comfortable than he has all season. Rourke has been very calm and relatively effective, and Wallin probably grasps what Laviolette is asking the D to do better than any Hurricane other than Hill ... not that he's all that good at it mind you, but it's worth the icetime to see if he can continue to grow into the role a bit more.
The club will deal a defenseman by tuesday, no doubt . It's between Glen Wesley, Sean Hill and Aaron Ward.
i agree with the hill/ward end of that. i guess hill has said he might reconsider his no trade clause if the right situation came up. ive thought for a while now that ward would go - though being signed through next year it would be nice to keep him through a possible painful season next year. for those same reasons he might fetch a decent return. trading him would also show that rutherford is serious about signing a dman (or 2)out of the cba, cuz we wont have much d by that time. i dont think wesley is going anywhere.
i hope malec is back in the lineup before the season ends, i like him. the d has lost some mobility with markov moving on and rourke playing a lot. i would think malec would fit in great with lavi's style. im sure they just dont want to rush him if they dont have to.