I’ve been salivating at the thought of a fast heavy pesky line of Antoine Roussel, Bo Horvat, and Jake Virtanen for a while. Injury to my favourite French-Canadian Canuck since Alex Burrows has left me in fantasy land, but now Roussel has cleared the LTIR and been recalled to the big club after a conditioning stint in the AHL.
The big question in my mind is: will he be able to pick up where he left off?
There is no doubting his motivation, work ethic, or inherent skill. What is in doubt is his speed, conditioning, timing, and game sense.