You are hearing more buzz over the past two weeks about the impending return of Cory Stillman to the Canes lineup - maybe next week? Now deciding who sits on the Carolina blueline has become a no-brainer. David Tanabe and Andrew Hutchinson, enjoy the complimentary chips, salsa and Thai chicken on a stick. It's a bit more difficult to decide who sits among the corps of forwards. I see five candidates who might join Tanabe and Hutch at the buffet:
- Chad LaRose
- Andrew Ladd
- Trevor Letowski
Going just by the stats, it should be Kevyn Adams. He's been an absolute liability at even strength. But does Lavvy keep him for the PK and faceoffs during penalty kills? So maybe it will be Trevor Letowski. He's not buring things up either. My guess is that he'll alternate KAdams and Letowski in the hostpitality suite.
The more interesting lineup shift will occur later in the season when Frankie Kaberle returns. I think Anton Babchuk has earned a permanent spot. To me, that puts the spotlight on Tim Gleason...you think he likes chicken satay? Time to step up Timmay.