What about Combs? Does he have any potential to play in the NHL at some point? I know he's not on an SJ contract, but I was just curious since you said he has talent earlier on.
He has enough talent that he might have a long shot at the NHL...he doesn't really play any defense at all, which on this team I don't mind. We got plenty of guys that are great in their own zone so his huge offensive upside is more than enough for him to be a great fit for the team.
It will be interesting to see what kind of hockey player he becomes now that he has the full weight (pardon the pun) of a strength and conditioning staff at his disposal. When he got here it was mentioned that he was "in dire need of a nutritionist".
Eh, as long as he's helping Worcester, I'd call it a win.
He's an AHL goal scorer with limited NHL potential for an offensive minded defenseman that had no chance of cracking SJ's line-up who was expendable here due to the emergence of Matt Irwin...I'd call it a win at both levels.
The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, announced rookie left wing Ian OíConnor has been loaned to the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey league on a professional tryout agreement (PTO).