at 6'2'' 215 gaunce is certainly physically ready, the only question is can he translate his skill set to the nhl that qucikly
there is no doubt that guance is a good pick. worst case scenario you probably have a good, hard working, big third line center.
i think he should at least get a shot for the third line because hea raved for his complete two way game. the scouts had said he was the best two way forward available at the draft.
with kes out for the start of the season there is room for both schroeder and gaunce to at least show that they are capable of playing in the NHL.
in the end i think it is a good idea to give gaunce the 7 games and at least see what they have in him, same thing for jensen, if hes not ready send him down no harm done.
im saying this only because im sure if gaunce doesnt make the team this year i think he will the following year with manny likely not going to be resigned.
what do you guys think?
Edited by Southpop45, 21 July 2012 - 09:29 PM.