We need some Todd Simpson in there for seventh d.
He was a good d-man, until he got here and could only provide "toughness"
Unfortunately, if Shane Hnidy ever sees the ice, he may become eligible for a future list.
Hnidy? Huh? Hnidy was a top-4 guy in Hotlanta last season, and should fit in quite well here as a bottom-pairing guy. Frankly, it'll take either great camps from Drats and Huskins or Nieds coming back and a great camp from at least one of them to bump him off the top-6. Assuming no one retires or is traded, I have him pegged as the #6 guy right now, and he'd probably be one of the best #6 guys in the league.
Did a google search and found this from Helene Eliot.
Yet, fears remain. Duck forward German Titov lost his father and brother
within five months during the 2000-01 season after each died in what he said
were "falls from a balcony," although he didn't use the word "suicide."
Beyond that, though, he was reluctant to discuss what had happened.