News out of Nashville is that Steve Begin has been recalled. I fully expected Begin to get the call up to the Music City at some point this season, but what surprised me is that it took this long.
During his time in Milwaukee, Begin got 21 games of AHL seasoning and retooling, chipping in three goals and one assist. Begin started showing signs of shaking off the non-training camp rust before suffering an injury setback.
But this is a well-deserved promotion for a guy who plays hard every night.
In his place the Admirals called up Dylan Hunter from the Cincinnati Cyclones. Hunter bears a striking resemblance to former NHL-er Dale Hunter, one of the toughest guys ever to play the game. Of course Dylan is Dale’s son. Considering the Admirals are losing Begin, there doesn’t seem to be a more perfect player to take his place.
Mark Van Guilder is also close to returning the Admirals. He may be back in the lineup as soon as Tuesday night in Chicago.
So, Roundtable, what are your expectations for Begin in the NHL? Will he fit right in with Nashville, or will this not work out? Do you like the addition of Hunter, who played nine games in Milwaukee last season?