I, personally,think Shea has played well enough to permanently stick with the Preds. I am dissappointed Trotzy didn't try him on the 2nd PP unit where his cannon from the point is a void in our game right now.
If they kept Shea up, and sent Allison down exposing him to waivers [if nothing more than "future considerations" could be found in trade], I think they could use the "7th dman spot" to rotate everyone giving rest and fresh legs through the somewhat condensed schedule.......this is what I would do...will Poile/Trotz do it....I doubt it.
What's everyone's prediction when Markov comes off IR tomorrow?
This isn't a bad thing. He has played well, but I don't think we could really say he is a NHL calibur defenseman just yet anyway. We gave him a taste, enough to make him want it real bad. He will finish up the year in Milwaukee (given we don't have any more injuries) and use his experience he gianed in the process. Meanwhile, Markov is getting healthy and we are gonna step it up a notch and finish the season strong...so we hope.