Looking at his profile on Elite Prospects, Shawn Lalonde is a brilliant shout, surely everything we’re looking for in a Hotham replacement?
“Lalonde has solid all-around ability. He can play a physical game, but also put up some goals and points. Is a quality teammate.”...
Hopefully this development will galvanise the rest of the team, particularly the other newcomers, who, if their social media is an accurate reflection, all seem to be enjoying themselves.
Will reserve judgement on Parisi until a couple of months down the line as it will be interesting to see...
Erik Condra (366 NHL games - 98 points) is a Notre Dame alumni, and played for Syracruse Crunch last season (and Tampa Bay Lightning before that). No Shark reference in his playing career though as far as I can see... (I need to get out more!)
Probably clutching at straws, but the clues I took from Steve King's post to come up with Tye McGinn were;
Getting down to crunch (played for Syracuse Crunch) time now on player announcements. We will carry an extra forward due to the number and intensity of the games this year so two more...
Mike Hedden usually wears the #26 jersey. Given #26 is retired (Brad Voth), isn't it conventional practice for players to just flip the number, thus making Mike Hedden the new Cardiff Devils #62?
Do I win a prize if I'm right? ;)
According to his agents page, Hedden is in contract until 2019 with Straubing (see link below). Not sure how frequently the page is updated, but looking at other players on there, if they are free agents, it says 'Available' next to their name.
Arguably the most famous Canadian General of all time is General OTTER. Thinking laterally, the brilliantly named Brock TrOTTER could be an option? Hasn't played much in recent years, but played a couple of NHL games for Montreal, has over 200 AHL games (0.80 point average), and a good point...
I echo the sentiment above, Steve. Sometimes online condolences can seem a bit hollow, but in the Devils community, I think it's safe to say we all look out for each other.
All the best in this difficult time, buddy.