Robertson... 51st goal.
doesn't he have to play in the OHL again next season? kind of a waste
Not sure. The NHL/CHL transfer agreement is up after this season and the NHL apparently wants what amounts to an "exceptional player" type of clause so that kids like Robertson who are clearly too good for junior, but might potentially not be ready for the show, can play in the AHL.
That would be excellent timing. The change is long overdue. I understand why the CHL teams are against it, but at the end of the day the priority should be what's best for these kids' development.
Though it's not outside the realm of possibility Robertson might be good enough to skip past the AHL anyway.
Yeah, it's a tough spot to figure out though. We have Hyman-Johnsson-Mikky-Engvall on the left already and Robertson will still be 18 at the start of camp. So what do you do?
Do you clear a spot for him by trading a NHL caliber winger away? What if he's not ready? Now you're short a top 9 winger (if he's not in our top 9, there's kind of no point imo) that you traded away.