Ramblings: Klingberg and Hintz injured; Garland and Keller; Fabbri trade – November 8

Michael Clifford

2019-11-08

 

With Bryan Little out for the foreseeable future, the Jets are going to try Blake Wheeler at centre between Jack Roslovic and Nikolaj Ehlers. That puts Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine on the top line with Mark Scheifele.

The team has to try something here – I’ll discuss them a bit more in depth later – but I’m skeptical a line of Connor-Scheifele-Laine won’t get constantly hemmed in defensively. We’ll see tomorrow when they square up against the Canucks.

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Not even 24 hours after I post a Ramblings that contained several hundred words of disappointment about how the Kings were treating Tyler Toffoli this year, and have treated him in years gone by, he was slotted on the top line with Anze Kopitar for their game in Ottawa Thursday night. Miracles do happen!

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The Oilers have put Tomas Jurco on waivers, ending the likelihood of Ty Rattie Jr. ending up on Connor McDavid’s wing for any period of time.

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I was going to write about the Robby Fabbri trade, but it really does not seem necessary. Let’s summarize this:

  • Jacob de la Rose goes to St. Louis, where the Blues already have like four Jacob de la Roses. He’ll be fighting with the Sundqvists, Blaises, McEacherns, and Barbashevs of the world