mikey287 wrote:It's a natural flushing of the system, I'm ok with it.
Exactly. A team that is going to compete cannot keep waiting on guys beyond a few years pro without any progress at all. None of those guys matter in the grand scheme of things, so it's better to have more draft age players with our team's mark on them - on the hope that one of these guys turns into a diamond in the rough. It was clear that none of these guys moved past the initial positive impression they made on our organization.
NHL guys who are not top picks don't make some meteoric moves in their first few years. Late round picks, or failed early ones, rarely putter along and then amazingly transform in an off-season. It's a slow, consistent development of their skills - with the possible addition of an asset like a growth spurt or great strength or speed training.
None of these guys showed anything new over multiple camps and games in WBS or here. They need to be culled from the herd so that we can make the same evaluation on Megna or Sammuelson or Morrow or whoever. It's up or out.