I think we will have a strong team next year, just not as strong, but still a top tier team. We will have Jarry back in net, and then on D we will have Corbett, Sautner, Mayo, and I Reinhart will be back. Then forward we will still have lazar, Samuelsson, leagult, baddock, moroz, and more with the chance of Ewanyk being our 2nd line center. I also think Riley Simpson will join the team.
I am not too worried about this team next year, but lets stop with this next year talk the season is not done and no need to quit on the team.
I thought Riley Simpson is going to the Saints next year as he is following his brother to the NCAA.
Simpson has committed to the Saints next season. I'm not sure if the rules allow him to try out for the Oil Kings, but I'd think not.
He can tryout, he just can't sign with the OKs or play any games, including exhibition. But I doubt he is going to try out if he is going to the Saints and then UND. He already has had a couple of concussions.
I think they'll put forth an effort worthy of a do or die game, but it'll be tough for them to stave the 'hawks off tonight on their home ice. The absence of Reinhart and Cheek has been painfully obvious throughout this showdown.