Bring up Grachev and another Pack player and let them play. It's not like we are winning the cup this year anyway. Let the kids get in there and get their feet wet.
Its not like we have a ton of C prospects down there. Stepan is our best one and hes playing college hockey. I'd be less concerned if it were 2 wingers that went down. But we have just about 0 depth at the center position this season.
We do not have Jagr. Why therefore would we want Nylander, who we didnt sign in the first place because he wanted a contract length that would go past Jagrs stay here? Jesus folks. Slats has said he has interest in foppa so I imagine that is where he will go.
Also an oversight...Chris Higgins played some center in Montreal.
Centers could easily be: Prospal, Anisimov, Higgins, Boyle
with the wingers being: Gaborik, Lisin, Avery, Callahan, Byers, Kotalik, Voros, Brashear
With a possible call-up replacing Voros and/or Brashear. (Dandenault, Grachev, Locke) ... I'm pretty sure NOW PAP would have to clear waivers so I don't know that we'll see him anytime soon. He also didn't do much with his chance up here IMO (his goal was nice...all other aspects, not so much.)
Foppa and Grachev will fill in nicely. Either that or tank for T. Hall!
This is a pretty fun team to watch and not as frustrating as last years but still not a legit contender, whatever happens I will support them. But it would be nice to get a better draft pick than 16-20 this year if **** really hits the fan.