Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cuts, Cuts, Cuts

No surprises as the first slice of cuts are made. I think Klassen and Weise will make the big boys next year ... sad to see Maccarone's mustache leave town though:

Goal: Miika Wiikman
Defense: Trevor Glass, Brent Henley, Sam Klassen, Mike Sauer, David Urquhart, Nigel Williams
Forwards: Andres Ambuhl, Daniel Bartek, Devin DiDiomete, Brodie Dupont, Dan LaCouture, Matt Maccarone, Justin Soryal, Dale Weise

Goal: Scott Stajcer (Owen Sound, OHL)
Defense: Tomas Kundratek (Medicine Hat, WHL)
Forwards: Ryan Bourque (Quebec, QMJHL), Roman Horak (Chilliwack, WHL), Ethan Werek (Kingston, OHL)

Goal: Chad Johnson, Henrik Lundqvist, Steve Valiquette, Matt Zaba
Defense: Michael Del Zotto, Matt Gilroy, Dan Girardi, Ilkka Heikkinen, Corey Potter, Wade Redden, Michal Rozsival, Bobby Sanguinetti, Alexei Semenov, Marc Staal
Forwards: Artem Anisimov, Tyler Arnason, Sean Avery, Brian Boyle, Donald Brashear, Dane Byers, Ryan Callahan, Paul Crowder, Chris Drury, Marian Gaborik, Evgeny Grachev, Christopher Higgins, Ales Kotalik, Enver Lisin, Corey Locke, Jordan Owens, P.A. Parenteau, Vinny Prospal, Patrick Rissmiller, Aaron Voros


Pete said...

This is probably a dumb question but, in the case of a guy who's obviously not going to get a spot on the team this season, what is the point of even bringing him to training camp? Is it so the coach can see a bit of what the guy has, in case he needs to make a call up? I would think he has other people in the organization to keep up on that type of scouting, no? I mean, the 2 extraneous goalies are a perfect example. Neither goalie is going to be taking Hank's job away, nor Valley's, realistically, so, why bother? It's probably less cut and dry for forwards and d-men, but, to a certain extent, isn't it the same for some of those guys too?

NYR34 said...

I had to admit I was somewhat pleasantly surprised by Big Brent, and think he at least warranted consideration for a mid-season injury call up role.

Scotty Hockey said...

Pete - its for the organization to see where they players stand at the start of the season - help show the players what they need to work on, where to focus in the season going forward ...

Pete said...

I guess that makes sense. Any thoughts of if Sanguinetti is going to show enough promise tonight to mak the jump?

Scotty Hockey said...

I don't think Bobby will but who knows. As bad as Torts' workouts have been, only Bobby has really complained about it. The other guys are just working through it. That isn't quite endearing ... how he plays tonight will be quite telling though.

Pete said...

Zipay reported from the skates this morning and has a feeling Bobby won't be playing tonight. The most we stand to see is Heikennen.