Players under contract to the wolves:
Climie, Davies, Matheson, Haydar & Sterling
Closest i've seen so far, but i have some issues with this line up. Doell as the 1C is not a good choice. He is a great utility player in the same vein as Miller, but I'd rather bring back Reinprecht if that were the case.
Davies never played center with the Wolves so I don't see him there. He'll be the 13th fwd if thats the case with the wingers. He sat for a large portion of last season as that 13th guy.
I don't see Anthony on this team. Schneider will continue to be 4C, unless Matson is signed (believe he is a much better 4C). That 4th line needs work, need a fighter with the dirty ways a lot of guys in the AHL play. Probably the Wolves will sign someone in this role.
Pinizzotto played in the top 6 with Hershey, i think, and i don't see him being demoted here on the 4th line. Plus he had some pretty good chemistry with Schroeder in the preseason, so i'd try him there on the RW.
Gordon was supremely unimpressive last season. Don't know what they saw in him and not sure how he fits this season. Hopefully he can regain his form from a year earlier.
In any case, looking like where we left off, a glut of wingers and little center depth unless one of Mallet or Friesen surprise. Also a lot of competition for very few spots.
For the D, as mentioned above, Andersson will be in the mix. So the D too will have heavy competition for minutes. Liked Polasek with Matheson last season. Good pair. Sauve will play LD, with one of Mullen or Joslin. Andersson is looking like maybe the odd man out once everything settles (meaning both Joslin and Mullen are down there and not our #8). But should get some good looks at the beginning of camp, Wolves camp that is.
Edited by DJ Kreuzberg, 12 July 2012 - 11:41 PM.