As a soon to be 17 year old who is about to get his lisence who lives about an hour North of Philadelphia pretty much my only means of hockey is going to be watching the Phantoms in the AHL this season.
As far as I know Joni Pitkanen, Patrick Sharp, Dennis Seidenberg, Ben Eager, Rosario Ruggeri, and R.J. Umberger will be playing for the Phantoms this season. I am also pretty sure that Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, and Stefan Ruzicka have the option to play for the team if they so choose. Carter should definitely play in the AHL IMO since I think returning to the OHL is only going to stunt his development. Richards is close but i'd love it if he came to play in the AHL as well. Ruzicka is a toughy he should probably remain in the OHL though.
Does anybody have any official word regarding Jeff Carter and/or Mike Richards playing for the Phantoms this season?
Also i'd like it if anybody who knows a good deal about the team is able to post what the lines will look like in their opinion. Also what players who would have normally played for the Phantoms this year are going to be sent to the ECHL and other lower leagues.