AHL games are usually more high scoring then the NHL affairs...They dont have bad Defense for AHL level. Theres a big difference between NHL defensman and AHL defensman thats for sure. Back to your question.
Carkner wouldlve been given his shot as a Shark before Fibbiger and Davison were if it wasnt for his injurey. Ehrhoff is going to be a regular on the Sharks sooner then later, that leaves Murray as the best prospect down in Cleveland. Mullick and Fibbiger wont touch the NHL ice or touch it again I think. Stafford is a very solid player as well. Cloutier is an offensive gun ho kind of guy. He's only 21 though. They got good defense for AHL standards. They dont have old vets like some teams do, Phantoms example, Steve Bandcroft left a year ago, Jakopin isnt back. So are defenses oldest guy is 24 years old. They make mistakes but they are talented. I wish Maata wouldve been brung over this season.