Guy plays with a lot of heart and energy. He never seems to slow down or take a shift off, and gives 100% all the time. I liked what he brought to the table when I saw him play with the Marlies two years ago.
Part of me wants to see him play along side grabo and Kulie.
I totally agree, we play Kotska big-time minutes on the same basis. This is a player who has spent his fair share of time in the minors, give him a couple games on the second line. It not only gives him a reward for his hard-work but also show from an organizational standpoint that if you put in the time (and perform) you will get your shot.
It's still a pretty pathetic top 9, but every player has their own niche and can easily be utilized. Atleast with Hamilton/Kulemin on the second line we will win a lot of puck battles along the boards. Let's hope Philly K can bust out of his scoring streak and give some life to that top-line.
randy knows 'whats down there'
its good to see callups fighting for spots and putting pressure on the regulars
countless seasons the farm would be ignored with no more than 3 guys worth a look - usually thrown onto the 4th line etc
Why? McClement scored a goal, and generated some good offensive chances. It would dumb for a coach to demote him after a good performance. Sends the wrong message. Hamilton will have to earn his spot (as Carlyle preaches).
As this is a season to see what we have in the system, i hope he gets a fair shot to prove himself. I hear he is a bit of a slow skater, but he wouldn't be the first that still can do well in the NHL. I hope he does well, sticks with the team and that we can trade MacA for a draft pic. It's a rebuild, lets see what he can do.