Apparently my poll will need to be adjusted as Rich Hammond just reported that Oscar Moller, Johan Fransson, Alec Martinez and Andrew Campbell have not taken the ice for practice today, presumably because they are packing their bags for a plane ride to Manchester.
Bummer, I was pulling for Moller and really thought he would crack the lineup this year. I still firmly believe that he will see time with the Kings this season, as an injury call-up or otherwise.
The defensive cuts are not surprising at all.
This leaves Jacob Muzzin, Thomas Hickey and Peter Harrold left to battle for the 6th and 7th spots. Though my track record so far hasn’t been outstanding, I do still believe that until Matt Greene returns, Davis Drewiske is a lock for the #5 spot.
Things are getting tight. Andrei Loktionov is clearly impressing a great deal to still be around.
Based on Moller getting cut, I will revise my 4th line prediction to be Clifford-Richardson-Westgarth with Lewis and Clune as the extra forwards.
This truly has to be the most difficult camp to predict in quite a long time.