The winner from the minor league job fair is Teemu Hartikainen. Matty has an article up in which coach Krueger has him on the 1st PP unit with Hall & Ebs, the Nuge and Schultz the younger. Article is here, nice stuff on Horcoff that backs up Bruce’s defense of him in the previous thread.
Jason Gregor has a nice piece up on Ryan Whitney that offers some insight into Ralph Krueger and his relationships with these players. You can read the respect for Krueger in the Whitney quotes, and any man worth his salt knows those words aren’t thrown around without reason. Krueger may just be what he appears to be–a straight-shooter with the courage of his convictions and a large brain. Krueger is perhaps an overlooked addition to the team but I suspect we’re going to be talking about him all year long.
Based on what we’re hearing (Robin Brownlee has most of it here) the lines today might be:
And a guess at the pairings based on what’s in the ether:
And of course Dubnyk and Khabibulin are the two goalies unless Yann Danis was called up today instead of yesterday.
I can’t make it to practice today, if you’re going I would consider it a huge favor if you took a few minutes and gave your impressions. Suspect the group would think well of you too.
(photo by Rob Ferguson. All rights reserved).