Originally posted by ads_2006:Originally posted by OnTheClock:These are the top UFA Defensemen this off-season, sorted by Time On Ice:
What about Andrej Meszaros? 28 years old, and has been productive. Different player than Boyle, at about 6-2 220.
Feel likes he's been around forever,
Wonder about mark fayne of devils and if Larry Robinson coached him
*shrug* I dunno. Not sure what other legitimate options we have as far as young potentially great defensemen. We'll clear a lot of cap space without Boyle on the books. Heck, and if we can somehow get out of Havlat's deal, that's even more cash for DW to work with. We have to keep Wingels. I would love to keep Sheppard too, he's been terrific on the energy line. Hannan has been solid, but I think he, Boyle, and Mike Brown will not return. We may opt to bring up Mirco Mueller full time next season and let him start if they think he's the next great young defenseman.
Sharks just released the latest prospect report on 5/5: http://sharks.nhl.com/v2/ext/MEDIA/20140505-prospectreport.pdf ... Based on that ...
Most likely new Worcester Prospects:
F Barclay Goodrow - Led his OHL team in points and goals and was rated among the top 3 penalty killers in the league.
F Sean Kuraly - Should move up to Worcester after finishing senior season next year.
F Chris Tierney - Top 10 goal scorer in OHL, voted smartest player in league coaches poll, had 89 points in 67 games with +44 rating.
D Isaac MacLeod - Just finished senior season at Boston College. Had 11 points (all assists) in 40 games with +8 rating.
Current Worcester Prospects with Shot at NHL in 2014:
F Freddie Hamilton - Has already seen NHL action and did fine as a rookie. Tore up AHL. Should get more time in 2014 at NHL level.
F Travis Oleksuk - Went on scoring terror last half of the season in AHL. Good candidate to get some NHL time soon.
F Daniil Tarasov - Consistently a top scorer and leader in +/- for our AHL team. Think he got hurt, but could make NHL jump soon.
F Eriah Hayes - Played in a few NHL games and looked OK. Has shot to get more time next season.
D Konrad Abeltshauser - Made major strides second half of the season, improving in every area. Finished with 21 points and an E rating.
D Mirco Mueller - Developing quickly. Had nice WHL season, and did well with Swiss at WJC. Saw first action with AHL late this season.
D Dylan Demelo - Was called up during playoffs, but never used. Still developing. Had 24 points with Worcester. -17 rating.
D Matt Tennyson - Has already played a few NHL games. Still developing and unproven, but has talent and could get more time with spots opening up.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on May 6, 2014 at 4:44 PM ]