We don't need grit. We need skill. Grachev is more skilled than Newbury, who is basically a much lesser version of everyone on the roster sans Wolski, Zuccarello, and Stepan.
Grachev can be more skilled in a general sense, but Newbury's experience/game is better served to contribute right now... Grachev still looks quite wet behind the ears skating with NHL players... Plus they said during the broadcast that Torts was going to ride out 3 lines for most of the rest of the season, so if we're making a call-up, it's better served to have Newbury on our 4th than Grachev....
I imagine Zuccarello's minutes will simply increase while Gaborik is gone.
Newbury will toil on the 4th line, it isnt as though he is directly replacing Gaborik.
As they should increase cause he was very effective today. He deserves a shot, as does Stepan and Wolski, to get 17-18 minutes of icetime. That was the best line today, with the pack line (AA, Dubi, Cally) being the other effective line. Carolina is a must win game on Tuesday, 4 point swing. Let's make it happen.
they are not going to wavie Prospal, as much as the team has stunk other teams in the East also stink, Thrashers, Canes, Sabres..........so they are going to keep moving forward and try to get some pts.
do you realize that if they won today they would be a pt out of 6th? Montreal sucks too. So many things can happen in the next 20 games