It appears as though certain players have been placed on waivers that we are hearing about and it's tough to see as it means some kids who had really good camps will not catch a break this year due to the one way contracts already doled out.
Jamie Lundmark, Colin Stuart and Jason Jaffray
Jaffray in particular I am sad to see go, as far as this pre-season I liked his ability to do whatever they asked of him. He hit, he scored, he assisted, blocked shots and killed penalties, in another year he would have stayed.
Lundmark is again going to the AHL, he is a really serviceable guy to have but you get the feeling his time is done despite how hard he tried. Backlund, Wahl, Armstrong are all coming down the pipe and he just can not compete.
Colin Stuart seemed like a good player but no more remarkable than Prust or really anyone else he was trying to beat.
No word on the defense yet which I find very interesting, one of them has to go and even though Stralman is on a two way they have not let him go yet. Kronwall was by all accounts outplayed by Stralman and both would have to clear waivers before being sent down. The fact that neither has been released says to me that Sarich is not 100% and might not start the season until he's all healed up. Either way when one of those guys gets waived the likelihood of them being claimed is very high.
Theo retired today, I was lucky enough to see him in his pre-season return game where he scored the shoot out winner. He's a special player in that he could be idenitified with by all of the every day guys out there who feel like an underdog. No one has worn #14 since he left and very soon they will make that official, no matter what I will do what it takes to be at that game.