Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Evening Camp Demotions (Sep 26)

Among some of the Flames cuts on Wednesday afternoon was forward Spencer Foo, who was a bubble player sitting on my projected roster for Calgary, but really didn't show a whole lot of value on the scoresheet through preseason, so it doesn't come as a great surprise that he was on the list for Stockton today.

The race for his roster spot currently sits between resident tough guy Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane, both bringing different elements to the table, but still carrying some value for this team.

Chicago 2018 1st round pick, defenseman Adam Boqvist, was sent back to his junior team on Wednesday afternoon, as the 18-year old showed himself as a strong top prospect in the organization over the last couple of weeks, but seasoning for the 18-year old was likely a good decision, both for player and for the organization.

This likely means that Brandon Davidson, who is still in Chicago's camp on a tryout, will likely get a two-way deal in the next day or so, to help round out the roster for the Blackhawks.

It wasn't a strong training camp or preseason for Nashville top prospect Eeli Tolvanen and the Predators acknowledged that on Wednesday, sending him down to Milwaukee of the AHL for a bit more seasoning of his own.  There were some pretty high expectations for the sharp-shooting Finn, but he certainly didn't live up to many of them in camp.  I wouldn't rule him out for the season just yet, his demotion to the AHL means that he can come back at any time and there's a chance that he'll find his stride again and then light it up, but picking him in the pool this weekend will be one hell of a gamble.

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