Hockey Widow wrote:Zamboni Driver wrote:]When Kesler comes back, who would/can the Canucks send down? As isn't Schroeder the only one who doesn't need to be waived? (from the fringe forwards)
Then Booth gets back. Imagine that, we have a 4th line that we don't want to lose.
They could send down a defenceman instead, as we have 2 up with the team now[/quote]
They can send almost anyone down but it is a matter of waivers. Who on the team does not need to clear? Volpatti, Kassian, Tanev and Schroeder. Not sure if thats 100% accurate. In the past MG has shown he has a fear of losing "assets" on waivers and has kept , IMHO, players less deserving because of that. If he holds to that pattern then he won't want to risk losing Ebbet or Weise, which would mean Volpatti and Schroeder are the likely choices. Remember Schroeder started the season in Chicago for that very reason.[/quote]
I hope that they don't send any of the current on-ice lineup down though, better to lose the extras in the press box first
RoyalDude wrote: Malhotra's days are numbered, hope he is saving his money, cause I highly doubt he gets picked up by another NHL team this summer. I see Europe in the cards for Malhotra next year.
Or he signs a one-year cut-rate deal for something like Hansen money, as a faceoff/utility player.
Obviously his value has taken a big downturn after his injury
Hockey Widow wrote: But I think he will try to land a job a league minimum somewhere and keep playing if he can. I hope it is not with us unless he has a miraculous turn around and gets back to the Manny we had before the injury. Perhaps the biggest thing working against him is we need to clear cap space and his 3.5 goes a long way to helping us do that.
Acyually only 2.5