I don't think Palmieri under-performed or disappointed in this training camp. I think there are just a handful of guys who did a better job. There really aren't many spots for wingers and Gordon is making his case. Same with Smith-Pelly. So much so we might lose Sexton to waivers (that is if he has to clear waivers). If I had to guess Maroon and McGratten are also on their way to Syracuse today.
100% he will. Heil most likely start the season in our Top 4 with Lydman out, and most likely will play in a third pairing role after that. I would be shocked if he was sent down at any point this year.
Assigned to Syracuse (American Hockey League):
Nick Bonino Center
Mat Clark - Defenseman
Nicolas Deschamps Left Wing
Peter Holland Center
Kyle Palmieri Right Wing
Dan Sexton Right Wing
Sean Zimmerman - Defenseman
Anaheim now has 30 players remaining on its 2011 Training Camp Roster 16 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders.
Looks like that solidifies Mac as the 4th line center, McGratton still up though, maybe a dark horse.
I dont mind Palmieri being sent down. He was arguably the best rookie winger with the highest production. But, as said already he's headed for the top 6 and could use top 6 minutes. He'll definitely be with the Ducks next season.
Glad to see Guenin still here. I liked what I saw yesterday.
Some big cuts there, was excited with Hollands play but 1C in Syracuse will be far better for him and the wingers he plays with.
Interesting to see Macenauer take the 4C role in Anaheim, I've liked him for a while now and I'm glad he finally took that role. We all knew Gordon was safe but Smith-Pelly still hanging around is something.
With Jacques likely out, and Beleskey, he's maybe competing for the fourth line for a few games into the season.
TSN is pushing for a longer term suspension, with the 2 bull-**** artists Dreger and McKenzie leading the charge, but it would've been mentioned by now, if more disciplinary action were to follow his manditory 1 game.