Speculation: So Who Gets Recalled: Dumoulin, Despres or Harrington?

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  1. jmelm

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    With Scuderi out, someone will be recalled. My vote is Dumoulin, and here's why:

    Aside from just performance, because they have all been pretty good, Despres has had the experience of being in the NHL and knowing what it takes. Considering Dumo will probably be a big part of our near and hopefully long-term future on the blue-line, I'd like to give him the opportunity to get a taste of what it's like to play in the NHL.

    Now, if Scuderi ends up being out for excessively long and Dumo doesn't play particularly great (even though I think he is ready to make an impact), even calling him up for a couple of weeks, and then sending him down in exchange for Despres would still provide Dumo with that experience.

    Who would you guys, especially those who have watched a lot of WBS, call up if Scuderi is out for at least the next few games?
     
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    None, Engo back to D and then play Jeffrey.
     
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    None. Bort has been in the press box & Engelland playing forward...calling someone up doesn't fix that.

    *waits for Mikkelson's arrival*
     
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    I also doubt the recall Dumoulin or Despres. They will call up someone else to be a warm body and that's it.
     
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    I think theyll play bortuzzo. Engelland slides back to 7th.
    If they call someone up i think it will be Despres or mikkelson. I would like to see dumo get the call, but on a 3 game losing streak i see them go for a player with experience.
     
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    None.

    Orpik/Martin-Letang
    Orpik/Martin-Niskanen
    Maata-Bortuzzo

    I don't ever want to see Engelland start on D ever again though so perhaps bringing up a #7 D isn't a bad idea and that guy would be Mikkelson for me.

    Let Despres and Dumoulin play in WBS until Niskanen is finally healthy scratched or dealt.
     
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    No one, Bortuzzo should be in now. The pairings should be...

    Orpik, Martin
    Maatta, Letang
    Niskanen, Bortuzzo
     
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    No Despres, Dumoulin or Harrington. We have

    Letang-Niskanen
    Martin-Orpik
    Maatta-Bort

    Engo as a 7th D in a pressbox is just fine right now.

    Someone needs to be recalled though, and it should be Brian Gibbons.
     
  9. Tender Rip

    Tender Rip Well balanced genius. Like, really smart.

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    No one should be. Bortuzzo should be back in the lineup and Engelland should be a 7th D-man.

    Of course if we managed to trade Nisky and/or Orpik (hahaha) before the next game, then it would be a topic.
     
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    Don't worry, folks. Bylsma's already on the phone with Mark Eaton.
     
  11. 12IsGreaterThan47

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    There were 8 Dmen on the roster before Scuds got injured. No one is getting called up.
     
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    All of them. Shero's dream line up.

    Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
    Jokinen-Malkin-Engelland
    Glass-Sutter-Adams
    Despres-Harrington-Dumoulin

    Letang-Orpik
    Niskanen-Martin
    Bortuzzo-Mattaa
     
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    I would go Despres. Better than Dumo in all respects, imo, and Harrington isn't getting a ton of ice time in WBS so far. Harrington has been Ok so far. Nothing great. But as mentioned, his playing time has been limited. Dumolin, imo, is just an average prospect. The only thing I think he has over previous guys like Strait or Lovejoy is his height. Other than that he is a fairly mobile dmen, not real gritty, or offensively gifted.
     
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    How has Despres looked in WBS?
     
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    td_ice Peter shows the way

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    Very solid. You can tell he has that "go north immediately" mindset still stamped in his brain. Despres no sooner gets the puck in his own zone and he instantly spots a forward up ice, and delivers the pass. With good results too, as his reads have been good. He isn't forcing passes just to quickly advance.

    He definitely looks very poised in the A, and very confident.
     
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    My answer is no one considering Engelland is playing wing, and Bort has been in the press box.

    Now, if someone had to be called up to take his spot I'd go with Dumolin because he plays a closer style to Scuderi than Despres.
     
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    Good to hear. You think he could slide into the top 4 this year?
     
  18. gordie

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    Engelland playing over Bortuzzo or over the much needed Offensive Talent of a Despres would just prove how out of touch this Management & Coaching Staff is in relation to what this team needs are.;)
     
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    If needed, I definitely think he could. Despres has all the tools needed. I am high on him.
     
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    Don't even joke about that.
     
  21. If we aren't going to jumble up the pairs, Despres makes the most sense. He has the most experience with playing with Letang and not sucking at it. However, I expect the Niskanen-Letang pair to reappear :(
     
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    I know people like to give Bylsma a hard time, but we all know Niskanen-Letang isn't going to happen. It's either going to be...

    Orpik-Martin
    Maatta-Letang
    Niskanen-Bortuzzo with Engelland playing RW

    or...

    Orpik-Martin
    Maatta-Letang
    Niskanen-Engelland with Bortuzzo being a scratch and Jeffrey playing forward.

    I'm betting the latter.
     
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    Why has Harrington been given limited minutes? not doing good at the pro level? First year jitters.
     
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    td_ice Peter shows the way

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    I just think they are easing him into pro hockey. His performance is fine. He can definitely play at this level. Harry is in no way over matched. I am sure his playing time will increase as the season goes on.
     
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    On the phone? He's taking Eaton on a dinner date tonight.
     

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