Ramblings: Rossi Demoted; Holtz Recalled; Galchenyuk Signs; Stamkos Shines in Buffalo; Gaudreau Rolling – November 29

Michael Clifford


Likely the biggest story surrounding the Minnesota Wild heading into this season was the anticipated performances from Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi. With the team so cap-strung thanks to the buyouts of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, and losing Kevin Fiala as a result, they needed these young potential stars to step up in a big way on cheap contracts. Boldy has been very good with nine goals and 16 points in 21 games while Rossi had one point (an assist) in 16 games. He had been healthy scratched of late, and the writing was on the wall for what was to come:

This is far from a death-knell on his career or long-term fantasy value. There are stars in the league right now who made it to the NHL and then were demoted back to the AHL. Names like Leon Draisaitl, Cole Caufield,