Today the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens agreed to a one year deal for Dallas to send up to 6 players to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. It is expected that Dallas will send one goalie. Having Doug Jarvis as coach of Hamilton, and Carbo in Dallas might have helped this deal get done.
Others if they do not make the stars are Macmillan and Jancevski, Solid ahlers if not NHLers. Bararuk , smallish winger with ability, Justin Cox 3rd line guy and Miets, Tjarnqvist Lessard if they do not make the stars. Smith, Ellis and Bacashuia are the goalies and one will back up Turco and one in Hamilton one in Houston.Also David Oliver is an organizational favorite who goes back and forth as depth. Marius holtet was signed but he even play in the EChl. I think if the labor situation were better you would have seen 1 or 2 more Euros possibly Lundqvist or Khomitski.
I'd like to see Nickerson in Hamilton if the stars want to send him there. I'd love to see Lessard too, we have a lot of French speaking players in Hamilton, he'll feel right at home!
I still don't understand why we are taking on a goalie, it makes little sense since we just got Yann Danis, and JF Damphousse had a solid year. I just hope they don't go with the 3 goalie system they used the year before with Garon, Conklin and Fichaud, but it was effective.
Hamilton could be short on defensemen from the looks of it, but if there's an NHL season, a few forward spots should open up. It's going to be interesting either way.