signed him and re-upped abby. seems like smith would be sent back to gr cuz he doesnt have to clear waivers
**** that lol. A lot of the Wings' success this year is going to be based on how Smith does. He played like a top 4 dman last year and if he doesn't get a spot this year I will be absolutely shocked. The reason they're over the roster limit of 23 is that they have so many forwards.
Fixed the link on my previous post. Smith is the one to be sent down only because of the waiver thing, unless they can get rid of someone else i.e. Kindl. I wanna see Smith out there though. If you read the article, Brunner and Gus would be in GR especially if the lockout happens, no waivers for them them. This is why I'm pissed because most of the guys stuck in line in the AHL are f-ed cuz with the lock out, they can't compete in the training camp to even try to crack the line up.
The Wings have 2 over the roster limit. My understanding is Brunner and Nyquist can rotate in out of Grand Rapids because they don't have to pass waivers. Also, there is a good chance Eaves may not be back and that Emmerton is now expendable.
I'm just happy that the Wings have their roster basically secured. Now all they have to do is tweak it, plus they still have assests they can trade to upgrade, when and if the season starts.
Colaiacovo and Abby didn't get NTCs, per capgeek.