Wow Detroits got three, been a while since I could say that. Still bothers me that Ericcson cant be on this list. Has a good fight against Clowe, and beats up some guys like Ott and Dorsett but just doesnt show it consistently enough.
He could easily be Detroits best fighter if he embraced that part of his game more. With a **** disturber like Tootoo now, Ericcson might be forced to however.
Looks like there might be 5 or 6 teams softer than Detroit this year actually
Sestito will play a few games for the Flyers. More if Shelly gets waived due to potential cap issues. Vandermeer is a UFA. Burke already confirmed Orr will see some games next season with Carlyle as coach, he still has a NHL deal in place. Big Mac will see 10 games or so with the Pens. Slater will drop them sometimes for the Peg. Wiese is still not under contract with the Nucks.
McNabb doesn't strike me as a guy who would do it with enough consistency to be considered. Also, is he even going to be on the Sabres ? Seems like he'll be back in the A/first call up at this point.
Then again, he could very well have a great camp/pre-season.
McNabb strikes me as a guy that will answer the bell if and when he needs to, which could be fairly often given that a lot of players want to fight anytime they see a teammate get decked with a big, clean hit. But yeah, he could start in the AHL. I'm not sure how well Sulzer will do over the course of 82 games, and there will be injuries at some point, so I'd guess McNabb gets 20+ games in the NHL this year.