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06-08-2012, 04:03 PM
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Who will make the team out of training camp?

I know it's a little early with free agency still to come, but which prospects, if any, do you see making the team out of camp?

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06-08-2012, 04:06 PM
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Depending on how FA goes, 1 of Barrie/Elliott, Gaunce, and Olver.

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Olver for sure IMO.

I think Barrie and Malone have a decent chance of making it also. I think Elliott and Gaunce will get sent down.

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Olver
1 of Barrie/Elliott
Malone
Gaunce

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Olver's roster spot will be dependent upon the team's health come opening night and what we do in free agency, in my opinion. He's far from a lock out of shear roster size. I think putting him on the top line in Lake Erie might actually be better than playing bottom 6 minutes on our team to be honest.

There's way too many questions to have any idea what will happen with our prospects during camp right now.

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Will one of Hishon or Sgarbossa challenge for a roster spot?

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(one or two of) Barrie/Elliot/Gaunce might make it out of camp, the way the roster stands right now. I doubt they are kept up for long, though, as them making it out of camp will be for evaluation purposes only.

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Any chance we see Seimens?

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I don't think so.

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This is all going to depend on who the Avs sign in free agency. If no left D is signed we could see Gaunce come up. I think one of Barrie and Elliott will stick on the bottom pair. As for forwards, I only see Olver sticking. There is just no room without injuries (I'm assuming McClement re-signs).

If they Avs don't sign a left D, I could see Siemens sticking for a few games as a tryout, but I think he would be sent down quickly.

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If he's healthy, Hishon needs to make the team. **** AHL seasoning or if he's a centre or used on the wing, we need some skill on the team.

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not to mention #18 is available

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Completely agree with this. Gaunce was real good last year, and at this point I dont think theres a whole lot left in the AHL for him to accomplish, I think it would better suit his development to hit the big leagues next year, and staying in the AHL could potentially do more harm then good, IMO.

I wouldnt even consider Olver a prospect anymore tbh, guy pretty much played the full year up here(when he was health) and a little the year before. He's a lock IMO next year, unless we sign a bunch of ufa forwards which I highly doubt happens.

Barrie/Elliott could make it, but I also think it would help them to play another year in the AHL, Gaunce had 2 full years down there, and really thrived his final year, I think Barrie and especially Elliott could use at least 1 more year in the AHL, maybe even 2 years for Elliott.

So, my guess is Olver is the only lock, Gaunce really should IMO, Connolly has a shot at the 4th line spot, and if one of our Top 9 guys were to get injured before the start of the season, I could see Sgarbossa having a small outside chance at making it.

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If he's healthy, Hishon needs to make the team. **** AHL seasoning or if he's a centre or used on the wing, we need some skill on the team.
There's just no way Hishon ends up in the NHL after missing a whole year, his conditioning is going to be probably on par with Mueller's at the start of this past season.

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Olver, Malone, Elliot.

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If he's healthy, Hishon needs to make the team. **** AHL seasoning or if he's a centre or used on the wing, we need some skill on the team.
Would be the biggest mistake managment has ever made if they did that. The kid just missed an ENITRE year with a concussion, and is only just starting light workouts in the last couple of weeks. Not only is he far from NHL ready, but given his size and Injury history, its incredibly likely that he would get injured very early in the year. If that injury were to be a concussion, you could pretty much write off not only any sort of hockey career, but probably a lifetime of Concussion issues aswell.

Hishon needs at the minimum, 1 year in the AHL to get back into the swing of things, and devellop his skills some more, plus less risk at getting injured.

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There's just no way Hishon ends up in the NHL after missing a whole year, his conditioning is going to be probably on par with Mueller's at the start of this past season.
This. Personally, I'm not expecting ANYTHING out of Hishon for at least 2 more years. One year just to get back to where he was before the concussion, then another year to adjust to the NHL.

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if not Hishon, Sgarbossa?

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Will one of Hishon or Sgarbossa challenge for a roster spot?
Barring an injuries I don't see it happening this year.

The top 9 players are looking pretty set as of now.

Plus with Hishon missing so much time due to his concussion he will need time, like Mueller, to get back into the condition of a pro athlete.

I think that Malone could crack the 4th line with a good camp. Also I'm expecting one of Barrie/Elliot/Gaunce to make the team to start the season.

I see Olver as a first call up for a winger for the team. Needs to be used on one of our, potentially, top 3 lines to utilize his playing style.

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if not Hishon, Sgarbossa?
Sgarbossa needs a year to adjust to the pro game. I have a feeling he will have a rough start to the year in the AHL, but will be much better at the end of the year.

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There's just no way Hishon ends up in the NHL after missing a whole year, his conditioning is going to be probably on par with Mueller's at the start of this past season.
I wouldn't go as far as saying there's no way of him making it. Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me either way. With Mueller he missed about a year and a half, he had no offseason to train on his conditioning. Hishy already has started his offseason training, he should be a lot better than Mueller conditioning wise. I say Hishon starts in the AHL but is the first call up around November and forces the avs to make him up.

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if not Hishon, Sgarbossa?
One or the other will probably start the season.

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One or the other will probably start the season.
Highly doubt that.

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