[EHM 2018-09-29b] Exhibition 2

Shipachyov-Deslauriers-Drouin
Hischier-Byron-Gallagher
Thornton-Dawes-Reaves
Koivu-Lehkonen-McCarron
DeSimone-Muller
Sergechev-Hicketts
Honka-Valiev
Price
McNiven

Price got the start against the Flames and had a solid game. We won 5-2 so there was a lot of offence. Muller continues to disappoint although it's hard to tell if he was a bad acquisition or if he just hasn't had time to gel with the time. He'll be given more time but either makes the team as an extra or is traded since we gave up a 2nd round pick to claim him off RFA waivers.

Sergechev excelled while Hicketts and Valiev also played admirably on defense. Honka wasn't great but he's been slotted already to play with Valiev on his off side. It may take a bit for Honka to get used to playing on the left side. It's also open for Valiev and Honka to switch sides.

DeSimone played well making it hard to send him down to the IceCaps however I doubt he'll convince the brass he's ready no matter how well he plays.

All six forwards who are vying for three spots had a chance to play and Lehkonen stepped up as the highest rated player of the game. Unfortunate to decision makers, the rest of the group also played well.

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