At least he should be ending in the AHL ... assuming Texas makes the playoffs. If they don't and Frolunda goes the distance, he may not get in a game. His team last year won the championship and he still got in a game.
I got to take in the knights game live tonight and Elie was fairly mediocre. The had a few nice scoring chances but also a few horrible giveaways. IMO Elie should have gotten an assist tonight on Platzer's second. He was set up for a one timer but wiffed on it and it went right to Platzer who buried it. Elie's strengths and weaknesses were apparent tonight. Great shot and boardwork but needs to make better passes.
And as you say keep your eye on Sean Day for the years to come LT, I say keep your eyes on Mitchell Marner. He was the first round pick of the Knights this summer. So far (in the few games I have seen him) I would say he has puck skills, hockey sense, and vision of Max Domi. Doesn't have the speed (although not far off) or strength of Max though.
Bystrom continues to average about 13 to 14 minutes from the 3rd pair so it's nice to see him having some consistency. 3 shots at net (2 on net).
Molin played 34 seconds today. Don't know if this is more of the same BS as last year or if he's still recovering from an illness. Started the season with 12 minutes, next game suited but didn't touch the ice, 3rd game didn't suit up and it was reported he had a fever, and finally this game he plays 34 seconds.
... like I said. Hopefully he's still recovering from an illness.
Klingberg plays over 22 minutes in a 6-3 loss. No points but he manages to end the game +1.
So when I said Elie would be getting an expanded roll in London this year, I lied. I retrospect it was a foolish comment and I should have looked at the depth more closely. He will once again be suiting up on the fourth line (WJC and beginning of NHL season notwithstanding). For reference this is how I see the lineup for the Knights this year (not that many of you will care )
Lindells good start in mestis has been noticed and he will play in Jokerit-HPK tonight! He probably has 4 games to show his skills until Karalahti comes back from suspension. I hope he gets some PP time.
Kiviaho will once again play backup. I don't like him sitting out this much.