Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Hedberg, Jul 31, 2005.
Which players will play their first NHL game in the upcoming season?
from the jackets. picard should be a reg. brule at the least should get a trial at the beg. ok tollefsen will be a call up at some point. thats all i can think of for now
For the Habs
Perezhogin and probably Danis
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Crosby.
And Ill say Ovechkin then .
nash- Ryan Suter will become a regular
Chi- Brent Seabrook will become a regular
Cam Barker will at least see some games in chicago
Eric Fehr might get a few games in with Washington
Danis will strain his goin late in training camp, and Montreal will start 18-year-old Carey Price midway through October to give Theo a rest and Price some work.
Price impresses and never goes back to junior, except to lead Canada to gold in the WJC.
Halak stars in Hamilton, Danis is dealt for a top three defenceman.
One can wish
Kings-Richard Petiot and maybe Yanick Lehoux.
If only but playing Price would bust him better then Roseanne busts out of her shirt
Cam Ward will definitely be the backup tender in Carolina, and might get his shot should Martin Gerber fails. This guy is the real deal.
Vanek is pretty much a lock,he'll be put in Satan's spot.
In Anaheim I'm pretty sure Getzlaf will have a spot. After not qualyfing Skoula it's more than a possibility to see Popovic and Smid in the lineup as well.
Steen should see his first NHL action at some point this season with the Leafs. Not sure about any others.
For the Penguins besides Crosby:
Evgeny Malkin and Ryan Whitney
Possibly Bieksa, depending on injuries/ signings
For the Devils...I know Parise will others that might see limited action that have yet to play an NHL game :
In Philly, Carter and Richards will definately play their first game. Umberger and/or Eager could play their first game this season as well.
I believe you will see Picard on the ice for opening night in Columbus.
I don't think you'll see Zajac signed in time for him to play in Albany this year.. and I can't see him doing a sign-at-year's-end-and-play-right-away if they didn't do it with Parise.
Regular season - Hannu Toivonen