Good point about the team size at Center. Didn't even think about that. I was thinking if they slid him to 3C, they could have PEB and 2 kids on the 4th line. But your idea works! Anything to NOT have VDV on the roster next year.
Based on what Hexy said, regarding kids getting a chance/looks--I would pray that VDV is moving on, to be replaced by someone from the farm.
Well, I'd say the fact that he was sent back after spending 1.5 seasons with the big club indicates that spending more time in the AHL at the start of his career probably would have helped him.
Agree. I'm not sure it's in his demeanor at this level.
He's also listed at 190lbs which is on the light side. He's not a big guy at all. Kind of makes it hard for him to have a physical impact out there, particularly on bigger d-men.