The only thing any prospect can ask for is a legit shot at proving he can play at the next level.
For Marc Pouliot there can be no complaining. He was sent down to Springfield after last night’s game with no crooked numbers in the columns that count.
9gp, 0-0-0, and he was minus 7.
Pouliot’s been a favorite of mine since his draft day. He’s a beauty passer and can take a pass nicely on the fly too, but he has not shown much this season and has not progressed offensively. On a team in dire need of offense, the results needed to be better.
I don’t know who the Oilers have called up, but it might be a defenseman. Perhaps Syvret or Bryan Young? A trade might also be a possibility, with blueline help and a veteran winger being at the top of the shopping list.
For Pouliot, he’ll need to kick out the jams at Triple A to get back here. He has now officially joined the “AHL shuttle” that has included Nilsson, Schremp and Jacques so far this season. If they do call up a forward, his replacement may well be Patrick Thoresen, who was a late cut in camp. It may also be Jacques or Schremp. This may also mean that Moreau is close to ready.