Seems to be that Antipin plays on his off-side.
Also seems to me that he and Guhle are here to replace and upgrade Franson and Fedun in terms of roster spot and role.
Be nice if they can do more, but that is the most realistic projection,
The other UFA that needs to be replaced and upgraded is Kulikov.
Given how ineffective he was last year, it will be easy to upgrade performance.
It will be harder to get someone to fill the role he was brought in to fill, replacing Gorges as the tough-minute top-four guy.
I'd like a Scandella or a Manson or a Tanev or a Murray.
I think we are stuck with Bogo and Gorges and hoping the latter is adequate playing 17 minutes a night killing penalties and playing the third pair while, the former rebounds to an OK 2nd pairing player.
If Guhle or Antipin can push them further down, so much the better.
But we can't count on it.
Edited by dudacek, 04 May 2017 - 08:03 AM.