Which Rookies Stay?
Just looking to see what rookies everyone thinks will stay the duration of the year or be sent packing after the 6 game tryout.
So far I think the safe ones are: Conacher, Hamilton, Taresenko, Yakupov, Schultz, Granlund. Not too sure about Galchenyuk. I think he is a stud and so do the Habs fans. The question is, will they burn a year off his entry year from a result of the fans pressure or does he just flat out earn his way into the roster?
Well Conacher, Tarasenko, Schultz, and Granlund don't have to worry about the 6 game limit since they're old enough their contracts will not slide anyway. Hamilton and Yakupov still have that option but I assume they'll stay Yakupov for sure and Hamilton practically for sure. Also, Huberdeau should be in Florida all year.
Originally Posted by Jake44
I actually expect Grigorenko to stay in Buffalo....both Hodgson and Ennis have had injury issues in the past, and if either of them goes down the Sabres don't really have anyone to take their spot, so Grigo should stay in the NHL.
Galchenyuk is a tough call....I don't expect Montreal to be very good this year, so burning a year of Gally's ELC doesn't seem like a great idea. I personally think him going back to the OHL for a year would be the best plan, let him dominate the league for an entire year, and then start next season in Montreal.....but I'm not sure what the Habs plan to do with him.