Welcome to Thursday’s ramblings; let us see what players have been cut of note for poolies!
If a team is not mentioned it is because they did not list the cuts when I was making this.
Chalk me up as a person who was surprised Steenbergen did not get a longer look with the big club considering his last two WHL seasons. Now I did not expect him to make the NHL squad, I still feel he has flaws in the way he plays the game, but I thought his skill would have kept him around longer.
With only 25 games in the AHL last season I would have expected the Coyotes to have given the younger OEL (aka KEL) a few extra days, but perhaps they want him to learn the system in the AHL first with the depth they currently have on defence.
No one of note, but with the injuries to Jan Ruuta and Connor Murphy expect Henri Jokiharju and Carl Dahlstrom to have a good chance to make this team. Out of the two expect Dahlstrom to have a greater chance to stay on the team considering he is older (more experienced) and that is how Quenville likes his defensemen.
Brandon Davidson is of course just on a PTO but those injuries should open the door to him getting a roster spot as he is a fine defenseman who can play on the third pairing in the NHL.
Also whatever you do, do not forget this name on draft day: Erik Gustavsson
No one of note but Martin Kaut is impressing and there are whispers he could potentially make the team, so keep a watch on there… OR follow my twitter account below and when I know you will know
Ty Dellandrea is headed back to Flint in the OHL after he signed his entry-level deal, which is surprising as I would have expected the Stars to sign him, showcase him for another game, and then return him to junior. Just interesting timing is all as it is pretty early in training camp.
Sending Jason Robertson back to Kingston this early was interesting considering it will be his final year in the OHL and the more exp