Per NHL.com, this is what we will begin the season with:
Kimmo Timonen - Danny Markov
Dan Hamhuis - Marek Zidlicky
Ryan Suter - Mark Eaton
EXTRA: Jamie Allison
Paul Kariya - David Legwand - Martin Erat
Steve Sullivan - Yanic Perreault - Scott Walker
Scott Hartnell - Greg Johnson - Adam Hall
Darcy Hordichuk - Vernon Fiddler - Jordin Tootoo
EXTRA: Simon Gamache, Jeremy Stevenson
Chris Mason (backup)
Injury Reserve List: Scott Nichol (4th line center)
Thoughts? Should either Hordichuk or Tootoo be scratched in favor of Gamache / Stevenson ?
Gamache and Fiddler get sent to Milwaukee upon Nichol's return. IMO
Is Gamche a center? I thought he is a wing. Perhaps he will stay and TooToo will go down simply because of the waiver thing. It'd be ashamned to have him claimed on waivers. we at least ought to get something for him don't you think?
actually i'm re-looking at gamache's waiver status...
one of the restriction's is if you're 25 or older you have to clear waivers to be sent down.. gamache is 24-his 25th birthday is in january 3rd i think
the number of minor league games you have played has nothing to do with waiver status(unless somehow the new cba has changed that)
the figure that used to be the important one for anyone under 25 was number of games played in the nhl.. and that figure was roughly 80 games played..which gamache is nowhere near yet(he has 11 games total in the nhl)
is it possible the guy doesn't have to clear waivers until after january 3rd?... after all this talk and i could have sworn i'd read this in the paper that he was a "waiver" risk somewhere