Markstrom isn't going to be brought in as a backup. He needs to play the bulk of games. Like J17 said he isn't going to make the team unless he shows in preseason that he's ready to come in and be a #1 goalie right away. Very doubtful that happens.
Huberdeau won't make the team unless he gains 10 pounds in a month. Tallon already said so. He said no matter how good he looks in camp, he has to be at a certain size to play in this league. Boy needs to hit the gym.
Santorelli has a shoulder injury, he could be out until end of October, but will probably be back before then. This opens up a spot for the time being. I think Huberdeau is definitely getting the 9 game tryout now, if it wasn't already going to happen.
Due to injury to Santo, is this likely what we're looking at for opening night?
It's kind of weird how Santorelli is out until potentially end of Oct because the 29th would be the 10th game. Obviously it depends entirely on Huberdeau's play, but you would have to think when Santo returns, Huberdeau goes back down.
- I hope that Ellerby is not sitting in the press-box, rather play him in the AHL. Yonkman could rather be stand-in or someone else.
Plate (until Clemmer is back, letting Markström get minutes in the A to develop even more).
Love those lines. There is scoring on each line, as well as some toughness. Id like to see Hubs get 2nd line minutes with some talent, rather than stashing him on the 4th line. Let him develop, and play two, sit one, etc. till Santorelli gets back, and go from there.
I'm interested to see how they handle the 7th defenceman. Sure, you can sit Ellerby and Guds a few games here and there, but you can't do that for a full season for guys still developing.
You as everyone else, I think that's how we should handle it in the beginning. C'mon, their partner would be Jovo. Even if he doesn't suffer any major injuries, he'll need some days off, providing the two of them extra minutes.
i think huber should play at least 3rd line and get his opportunities via power play. he's just not big enough to handle playing top minutes against "men" but he has the skill to compete given space. let him slowly build himself throughout the season and gain his confidence through picking teams apart on the PP
according to fialkov , hubby is going back to juniors regardless of his performance. Because the panthers are intent on not rushing their prospects anymore. Also markstrom wants the #1 role , hes going to fight hard for it http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports...up-goalie.html
I think Hubby deserves to make the roster. I think what management said is that they won't rush players,but if they do well and earn a spot then they will give them a shot. What's the point really of Hubby going to training camp and pre season if management had no real intention of letting him try to make the big club? I think he'll get his 9 games with the Panthers and then well see what happens.
I would love to see Markstrom steal that #1 spot, and the way Plante and Theo have been playing, he's got a good chance. I know Clemmer comes back in maybe a month, but if Markstrom does the Job better than anyone, then why mess with what works?
How has Jovo been so far. I imagine his name will be brought up often by coaches for his outstanding leadership and hard play. And 80% of the fans will point out every mistake he makes, and complain about his contract. At least that's what happened during his time with the Coyotes.