Originally posted by SofaKing:I think we got nice haul for Clowe considering he was unlikely to return next season. Still sad to see him go. He was a great Shark.
I'm sad too, he brought so much to this team, but I can agree it didn't seem like he was coming back next year. At worst we got a 2nd, 3rd, and 5th for him. We're definitely restocking our farm system, and setting ourselves up for not just success now but to SUSTAIN success in the future. VERY good work, Dougie.
We signed 4 of our prospects to entry-level deals. Matt Nieto, Daniil Tarasov, Chris Tierney, and Chris Crane.
The two I'm most excited about are obviously Nieto and Tarasov.
Tarasov has been VERY good since coming into Worcester as a rookie. The kid has more points per game than anyone else on the active roster for Worcester with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 33 games. He's already 4th in scoring behind others that have played 58+ games already with the team. Nieto already has an assist and is plus +1 through two periods of his first game with Worcester.
All four of these guys really I'm excited about. We stand to have/lose a lot of free agents after this season and our young talent will help us fill those gaps without putting us in danger of using up much cap space.