DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Ev wrote:DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:All jokes aside I still don't understand how they think they can inject youth with the exact same roster as last season. There are literally 1-2 spots up for grabs, if that.
I 100% expect Tkachuk to announce that he will be going back to college. No reason for him to enter the Ottawa dung show this year.
Forwards on one-way contracts (11): Duchene, Stone, Dzingel, Pageau, Smith, Gaborik, Boedker, MPS, Pyatt, Ryan, McCormick. They may want Carey for the 4th line center role.
Pushing for spots: White, Chlapik, Tkachuk, Batherson, Brown, Formenton, Paul
Maybe Gaborik is LTIR, McCormick healthy scratch which opens up total 3 spots
Defencemen expected to make the team (6): Karlsson, Chabot, Harpur, Wideman, Ceci, Boro
Pushing for spots: Wolanin, Englund, Jaros
Boro (probably) or Wideman (hopefully not) will get injured at some point opening a spot for Wolanin
So maybe we see trades at the deadline or throughout the year but the roster is pretty much set IMO.
The roster is definitely not set. One way contract doesn't mean anything for McCormick or Harpur. Spots will go to whoever deserves it. IMO only Brown, Formenton and Batherson are pushing for spots. I think we also need to see if Gabroik is healthy.
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