Saturday, October 29, 2016

Which NHL teens will stay and which will get sent down?

Jeff Marek and Ryan Whitney take a look at some of the rookies around the NHL
With the NHL season off and running now, we are approaching the time of decision for the teams with teenage players on their roster. Will they stay or will they go?

Players under the age of 20 years can play up to nine NHL games before the season record of their entry-level contracts. The player must actually play in 10 games for that to happen, rather than just be in the registry (as a healthy scratch, for example) at around 10 games. Blackhawks 2016 Hockey Fights Cancer Practice Jersey. To be clear, the player does not move in a year closer to unrestricted free agency until he played 40 games in a season.

Some beginners like Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, which, of course, strengthened themselves as mainstays in queues Toronto and Winnipeg. But for others, their team will soon have to make a call on whether or not you are up to the task forward on the NHL competition. It is better for the prospect to play than to sit in the press box as a healthy scratch for too long.

Here are a few players who give their teams a tough decision to make, as discussed on Sportsnet Jeff Marek and Ryan Whitney in the pre-match show on Friday.

Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary: The sixth overall draft pick in 2016, Tkachuk does not hesitate to get physical at the NHL level, and he scored a good goal and added an assist in six games. He averaged 12:11 in ice time during the night, has 12 shots on goal, and even see a little bit of time on the power play.

Apple from the tree.

"He showed a lot of toughness he showed grit, he showed skill," Whitney said. "He proved that he can play. That's all that Calgary wants to do, and if they want to be around all this year or send it back and play some of the world juniors."

What is more valuable to Tkachuk at this point in his career? He is coming off a season with 107 points in the OHL, but also played with the older and more productive Christian Dvorak and Mitch Marner, both of which are in the NHL this season. So what better to Tkachuk, to come back and be a man, and take on a leadership role for the US team at the world junior championships, and continue to find their way to Calgary?

Eric Francis wrote on, that Flames Tkachuk has a plan, but they do not say that the plan is just yet. Patrick Kane Jersey.

"We can not say that after three games there is" A-ha moment. "The Flames GM said Brad Treliving." This is deeper here. It's still not Slam Dunk is 100 percent better for it. The best thing for any young player , to play ".

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