Anaheim and Norfolk fans got a bit of a minor shock today when the Ducks and Capitals announced a trade. The Capitals received Ads F John Mitchell and Anaheim got back C Mathieu Perreault. It’s a pretty big blow to the Admirals, as the teams loses an excellent penalty killer and a guy who was wearing an A as of last night. He’s headed to Hershey to hang out with Mike Haviland and haunt the Ads this year.
Matty P is a definite NHL move. He doesn’t play defense, which understandably upset Duck fans. He’s a puck-possessing bottom-6 center with a knack for scoring,. which is something Bruce Boudreau wants…and oh yeah, BB coached him in Hershey and DC. What does this mean for the Admirals?
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We can eliminate Getzlaf, Bonino, and Koivu as possible cuts. This leaves Matty P, Holland, and Rakell. With Holland missing most of camp with an injury and Rakell in his first full year out of the OHL, they’re easy picks to go back down to Norfolk. We’ve solved two ROSTERWATCH selections, with a big round coming tomorrow. I’ll try to go into detail about the cuts when they happen.
Oh, and while we’re at it, D-man Nolan Yonkman was put on waivers. If he clears, expects him to get assigned to the Ads.