Mark Mclaughlin, NHL, AHL discussed on Black N' Gold Hockey Podcast
You know, is this an opportunity to maybe call some of those guys up on a for a week, you know, for two weeks for a game? I don't know, you know? I believe so because everybody that you mentioned that they have the ability to go through the waiver process without any problems. Like video literary did pass through waivers to begin the season. So he can be called up and I think that he can he'll have to stay for 30 days or play in ten games after that. He'd be waiver exempt. I mean, yeah, he'd have to go through the weaver process. I think that's sometimes they worry about that because it loses a player for nothing. Nobody wants to, but I could see players that are on entry level deals that have no waivers to get those opportunities, but I'm kind of thinking that it's going to be later on in the season. You know, we're looking into mid march and early April. I think those are the times that you'll get the opportunities. And not only that, but you give a little bit of NHL time in the season for your black aces that are going to be just practicing throughout the playoff rounds as far as everyone's go. So there's always that taste is always that good feeling of being with a group and everything, but I just want to see, I want to see Mark McLaughlin take a bigger step and a little bit of the physicality and his offensive capabilities. I'm just not seeing the solid two way game, but then again, the NHL does bring out the best in a lot of people. Like, hey, I'm here. I'm back. I'm going to do whatever I can. I'm JoJo the bouncing clown. I'm never going back. I get that. But at the AHL level, I believe you. It's always, it's the always hungry league, right, Steve. Always freaking hungry. You got to, you got to work down there too, to get those call ups to get noticed. And, you know, my opinion is not gospel when it comes to prospects, but I'm just, I want to see more from certain players as well. You obviously watch those games a lot more than I do, but I do, you know, whenever I see your posts about, you know, here are the lines for tonight. It does look like there's a lot of fluctuation. It seems like there's always guys that are on the fourth line on a Friday night and then they're on the second line done Saturday night, is there are they still trying to work on some consistency down there or finding rhythm or is that just sort of the way the AHL works sometimes where or are they just too loaded? I mean, they have so many freaking prospects down there. And guys that can play, are they just trying to find a home for everybody? Great question, Steve. What I've noticed in the past couple of years, whether it be Jay leitch behind the bench and Winfield and Ryan Luger now or Ryan Munn, who's the coach now with Trevor field and Matt Thomas.