Carlyle said the decision to recall Holzer over Jake Gardiner was performance-based.
“Jake Gardiner has to separate himself from the rest of the AHL right now,” said Carlyle. “You ask the people who are watching him and who are coaching him and if it’s a positive report, then the player gets consideration. If not, that’s the way life is right now.
“The reality is we want people playing at the top of their game. If that’s the message, then that’s the message. We’re continually going to try and reward people for their commitment.”
What? Komisarek has played incredible... like a top-4 dman every game.
Holzer has been terrible in the two or three games he played, and I don't really see anything to improve on lol.
A good depth guy I guess.
I feel like Hamilton should have stayed up, just because he can bring more than a McLaren/Orr.
While I agree, it seems to me that all this activity of switching players in/out is mostly because they are trying to evaluate their current roster and the young players readiness to make the jump. The more comfortable management get with the young guys progress by getting their feet wet and easing them into the NHL the more likely they can make a sound decision with who becomes tradable in this coming trade deadline and off season.
Hopefully he will be replacing Fraser, he was awful last night minus his fights. He had so many turn overs and was out of position a lot and screwed up holding the puck in the Bruins zone on the point mutiple times. Only good thing is his physical play
What are you looking for in your 3rd D pairing.
Big guy, will take the body, will fight for the team, can kill penalties, tied for highest +/-on the team.
Dude is doing just fine. He adds secondary toughness after Orr, gets limited minutes.
Love the guy for the role he is in.