Welcome to the Thursday Prospect Ramblings. This week I am going to go through the contract situations of teams in the Atlantic to see how many openings they have, where they have openings, and what prospect is most likely to take that spot. I am still assuming the rosters are “as is”, and are how the highlighted teams will start the 2020-2021 season.
Here was last week’s look at the Central and here is the Pacific from two weeks prior.
Also, my #GoodTweet of the week:
Actually I have no good tweet for this week, instead I hope you are paying attention to the 31-in-31 series so far, check it out HERE
- 12 one-way contracts; 11 over $1M and one under
- Jake DeBrusk will be one way once signed (or traded if you believe the rumours)
- Guaranteed Candidates:
- Greg McKegg; On a two-way deal and will be called up to fill a bottom line, penalty kill, and 13th forward spot
- Anton Blidh; Has been up and down since 2016-2017 and would have likely made the 2019-2020 roster if not for a shoulder injury that cut a majority of his season
- Karson Kuhlman; Has played more in the NHL than Blidh, including playing well with Krejci and DeBrusk, his 2020-2021 contract is also one-way
- There are no real open spots for other prospects unless the Bruins go through Columbus Blue Jackets levels of injuries
- Nine one-way contracts; six at $1M or more and three under $1M
- Everyone thinks Chara will re-sign with the Bruins
- Kevan Miller should play, but his injury is a strange one so hopefully it is 100% fixed
- Steven Kampfer is one-way but plays