Who in the HELL figured Nedved would make a good shutdown centre? That's completely putting a square peg in a round hole. Just doesn't fit. Although he did his best, and played better than I expected him to, it just doesn't fit.
I just hope they don't do everything to make the team work for now and then revert back to the lazy style of play that they've shown so far. Also, lets hope they actually pick up some improvements, as we still have players that obviously aren't nearly as into as they should be. I thought Nedved was hustling more than most during the first 2 or 3 games, although I was never too big of a fan, I'd say I was semi-impressed/surprised with his play.
i don't think Picard will be called up... at defense you have:
Pitkanen, Hatcher, Rathje, Gauthier, Meyer, Jones, and Jonsson.
Jonsson is the only guy that wouldn't have to be waived, so it would seem that Jones is safe as the 7th guy when Jonsson is back.
i would think Eager will take a spot on this roster... hopefully from Kane, that doesn't make any sense once they feel Eager's knee and conditioning are squared away.
Ruzicka to come up and play wing? I wouldn't mind Ruzicka with Richards and Sanderson (i don't like the idea of him with Carter as i think Ruzicka needs to be with a bit more of a passing center, which Carter is not). Potulny is another option, but i'd rather he get a full year of big minutes with the Phantoms, personally.