Popular Post Hindustan Smyl Posted October 22, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted October 22, 2019 (edited) Baertschi and Goldobin - The pros and cons of calling them up Baertschi and Goldie have been tearing up the A, while Eriksson continues to take naps in the press box along with Josh Leivo and Michael Ferland looking like misfits. “So why not bring up Baertschi and Goldie?” Is the obvious answer. Not only are Baertschi and Goldie tearing up the A, but they seem to have found some chemistry playing with one another. Correct me if I’m mistaken, but this is the first time that Baertschi and Goldie have been playing together right? (Goldie is being deployed as a RW’er down in Utica). Like I said - the obvious advantage in bringing up one or both Baertschi or Goldobin is that perhaps they could help our inconsistent scoring problem. Perhaps the new found chemistry between Baertschi and Goldobin is a thing? On the flip side of this however, there is an obvious difference between lighting it up in the AHL and being good at the NHL level. History doesn’t seem to support the notion that Baertschi and Goldobin will come up here and make a huge difference. The other thing to consider is this: For years now, this management group has talked about building a winning environment down in Utica since it would be a good environment for the kids to be in. Now that we finally seem to be getting that, we want to break it apart? In two games time, there is a good chance that Adam Gaudette will be sent down to join Baertschi and Goldobin.........which would likely make Utica even more dominant. Gaudette would get tons of ice-time and offensive opportunities. With Goldobin and Baertschi lighting it up in Utica, their trade values will likely continue to increase as well.......meaning that perhaps they could turn into movable assets at some point. The other thing to consider is this: If you bring up Baertschi and say......waive Eriksson, do you really want a passive and sulking Eriksson around the kids in Utica? affecting the positive atmosphere? There’s also a chance that if Eriksson got sent down, he’d likely request to play for the Texas Stars just as Sam Gagner requested you play for the Toronto Marlies. The Hindustan’s verdict: As tempting as it might be to bring up Baertschi and Goldobin, I’d keep them down in Utica unless Eriksson, Motte, and the returning Roussel all get injured. I would also send Adam Gaudette down to Utica in two games’ time. I think there’s something to be said about building up a powerhouse down in Utica and letting our prospects be a part of that. Furthermore, if Baertschi and Goldobin continue to light it up, the chances of another NHL club wanting to trade for them becomes likelier. Edited October 22, 2019 by Hindustan Smyl 2 1 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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