Habs don't have stars going down to Hamilton but Palushaj, Leblanc and Geoffrion will help the many youngsters who are turning pro, even though they're mostly defencemen.
Yea Hamilton should definitely be a lot better this year with guys like Tinordi, Beaulieu, Gallagher, Bournival, Ellis and Holland. Not to mention a full year from Leblanc, Palushaj and Geoffrion without them being called up and sent down constantly.
Brandon Bollig, Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Nick Leddy, Dylan Olsen have been sent to the A from chicago. shaw, bollig, hayes and olsen are just returning with leddy kruger and saad being new additions.
The Oklahoma City Barons should walk through everyone. Eberle and Nugent will be the two best forwards in the league by a longshot. Add in guys like Justin Schultz returning youngsters like Paajarvi and Lander plus stars from last year like Danis, Hartikkanen, Cornet and Plante if they don't absolutely smash there way to a Calder cup I'd be floored.
not really surprising since most of these guys were gonna be in the A to begin with this season, but Wilkes Barre/Scranton's defense unit is going to be insane. Forwards aren't very deep though, so I wouldn't put them at the top or say they're incredibly "stacked," but the wealth of D prospects the Pens have will definitely make it tough on the opposition if everybody plays to their levels
Syracuse is obviously going to be good, ditto for Norfolk and the Marlies. The Pirates D looks phenomenal, but we'll have to see how the team as a whole pans out. Houston could be good with its influx of Minnesota's strong prospect pool.
Bingo might rebound (seeing that they'll be getting some upgrades up front and on D). I don't expect them to be contenders, though.
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Like Norfolks record last season? Realistically that is a huge feat.
Originally Posted by SammyTheBull
OKC > Edmonton Oilers
That made me laugh more than it should have.
Also to everyone saying OKC, do you think the lockout will last all season? Some teams are stacked without NHL players coming down, and soon as RNH, Eberle, Hall leave what do you think will happen to the team?