I know you can never have too many players but I dont like going into the season with the possibility of keeping 8 defenseman. I just think it would be easier to not have a game of musical chairs for the first few games of the season. Im almost hoping Aulie/Franson/Komisarek/Gunnarson get injured in the next few days just to make things clearer. Just like it may be a blessing in disguise to have Kadri hurt and giving Frattin the spot.
when lombardi gets back to 100% (or as close to as it as he's going to get) he's more than likely going to jump into kadri/frattin's spot anyway. i think an ahl top line of kadri-colbourne-frattin is better for the two wingers anyway as they'll dominate down there rather than playing a checking line role in the show. lombardi is better than them at this point anyway. really excited to see what he can still do, he was one of my favourites when he was in calgary.