Let Giroux play the whole year in the AHL. Knuble has been playing great for us I thought and I hope they re-sign him in the off-season. Lupul I'm hoping turns it on and becomes the player he was before he got injured last season.
That's fine that Giroux's not getting a call. If he isn't going to get top six ice time in Philadelphia, it makes no sense to call him up. Let him dominate in the AHL first. He's had a taste of what it takes to make the big show, so let him crave it and let it sink in about what he needs to do to make the jump. It's really nice to be in a position where someone doesn't have to be rushed to make the lineup.
First of all, I have a major problem with your User Title
Grabovski is Cannon
Grabovski, really? You can't decide nicknames like this, Mike Richards is Cannon will never be replicated because it came out of nowhere and we weren't trying to make up a name.
As for the topic, for now no. Barring an injury to Nodl, Knuble, or Lupul RW is taken for the top 9 and we'd be stunting his development by putting him on the 4th. We're following the Don Luce program, letting him dominate at each level that he plays and spending a good amount of time in the AHL. It may take awhile but Luce has shown that it pays off.
If he does get called up it would be to take Nodl's spot, not Lupul or Knuble. Knuble has been playing pretty well this year and despite Lupul's inconsistencies he's always good for a hot streak and he's proven he can put the puck in the net.
So until someone gets injured or the team gets into a scoring rut and Stevens decides he needs to change things up a little (which is certainly not the case now), Giroux will stay in the minors.
Well I agree with most of the people that there's no sense in calling him up just to put him on the 4th line. And as long as the Flyers are doing fine I don't see why one would break up the roster as it is now. But Nodl seems to be a bit lost now that he's not playing on the Carter line, so maybe he could be replaced with Giroux. Or move Metropolit down to 4th and let Giroux play on the 3rd. Still, I guess there's no need for that yet and it'll be even tougher with Briere back. But if there's gonna be any injuries he could and should be called up, I guess, unless it's - again - just needing players for the grind line, such as Kalinski.
Nodl for giroux at this point. Giroux has proved himself in the AHL and he's gotta be rewarded for playing his ass off down there. He's simply too much of a talent to be left in the minors. Put him on third line duty's.
frankly i think he too small to play on a line with briere or upshall. which means the only option is with carter and hartnell. or we could just skate the new mites on ice and put all three of em out there. its a hell of a lot of speed.
The reason why Giroux didn't make the team in Camp, was becasue of his weakness along the wall and in puck battles. He has the offensive ability. But until he improves that aspect of his game, he will remain in the AHL.