Prospect Ramblings – Hart, WJC: Canada & Russia, Svech, Dahlin

Pat Quinn



Yay Thursday ramblings time! I will discuss Carter Hart’s start, Team Canada, Team Russia, Svech and Dahlin. Start a ramblin! 




Hart was called up for the Flyers after being … fine in his first 17 AHL games. In his debut he was …fine as well winning 3-2 with a 0.909 save percentage. Going forward the Flyers should play Neuvirth until he gets hurt again (so ~2-8 games) as he is finally back healthy, plus Alex Lyon can play part time in the NHL in the meantime. Call me a person who feels you should give your top goalie prospect at least a year in the AHL before throwing him to the wolves.

I think Hart will have as hot of a run as a goalie can for his first few games and then come crashing back to earth, as good as he can playing behind the Flyers of course. Hopefully the Flyers do not ruin him by rushing him.




Team Canada World Junior Roster time!


By now you have heard that Gabe Vilardi will not make team Canada, but the Kings will also return him to junior:


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Gabriel Vilardi has been ruled out of World Juniors, Team Canada confirms <br><br>More to follow</p>&mdash; Mark Masters (@markhmasters) <a href=””>December 18, 2018</a></blockquote>


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Per Rob Blake, Vilardi will return to juniors. No timetable. Needs &quot;time to heal up.&quot; Not eligible to return to Kings this season.</p>&mdash; Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) <a href=””>December 19, 2018</a></blockquote>


There was concern Jaret Anderson-Dolan (LAK) would not be able to make the roster after breaking his wrist October 27, but team Canada left him on the roster and he played in the first pre-competitive game versus the Swiss (see below). With Vilardi out Canada left Lafreniere on the roster as he was going to be the player to be sent back if the two older players who have been hurt all season were finally able to play. This is a more recent team Canada issue


{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This is so Team Canada haha.<br>Roster mistakes routinely by over thinking, but are covered up by incredible talent throughout <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; PQsFantasyHockey (@FHPQuinn) <a href=””>December 16, 2018</a></blockquote>


Where they bring older players and players to fit certain positions instead of all the skill possible, It rarely appears as an issue though considering all Team Canada rosters are stacked, until they lose a playoff game and everyone wonders what happens. Lafreniere should kick butt in the tournament and was currently lined up on line two in the game last night. The rosters for this prelim-game were:





Veleno(DET)-Bowers(COL)-Entwistle (CHI-play that bass!)


Josh Brook(MTL)-Dobson(NYI)

Markus Phillips(LA)-Bouchard(EDM)




DiPietro (VAN) – St