There’s a lot of debate about where people might fit in, some of which includes leaving viable NHL players off the roster. While that may ultimately be the case, as a self-proclaimed prospects guru, the one thing I’m always quick to point out: until young players prove themselves ready, they are still just prospects. For that reason, proven NHL players cannot be written off before training camp even begins.
Now, with that said, there are some exceptions to the rule. I think Adam Fantilli is absolutely ready to step right into the NHL, and in a prime role.