Confirming news that was out on the interweb yesterday, Milwaukee forward Taylor Beck has been officially recalled by the Nashville Predators.
With the Admirals inching closer to playoff inclusion, their roster continues to be thinned by callups from Nashville. This time its NHL first-timer Beck that is on his way up to the Predators, taking away from Milwaukee the team’s leading scorer and leading power play producer.
The 21-year-old will be making his first visit to the Music City, likely replacing forward Paul Gaustad, who was placed on injured reserve. So far Beck has 11 goals and 41 points in 50 AHL games this season.
Beck joins Chris Mueller, Victor Bartley, Gabriel Bourque, Jonathon Blum and Ryan Ellis as Admirals who started the season in Milwaukee, that are now up in Nashville. And if you are counting at home, the count is up to 13 players that have dressed for the Admirals this season are no longer with the club.
So Roundtable . . . What do you think of the Beck recall? Has his play warranted a shot in the show? Can the Admirals replace his offense?
10 thoughts on “The Pipeline Calls Again as Beck Heads Up”
Good for Beck. He deserves a shot no less than the others. Hopefully the bump up will strengthen his abilities further.
Nashville needs all the help they can get at this point. I’m actually surprised they don’t call up one or two others, potentially, if only as a scare tactic to the current players. Especially after the stunt Kostitsyn pulled Sunday night.
Offtopic question – I was looking at the bio for Jim Paschke on the Bucks web site and it says that Paschke did play by play for the Milwaukee Admirals in the IHL days. Does anyone remember this? When did he do this?? I only remember Doug Pettit and Brian Manthey doing games back then?
I don’t remember Paschke doing play by play, but there was Frank Mazzocco broadcasting games on the radio in the early 80’s before moving on the Minnesota Gopher Hockey TV broadcasts.
Fan in the Falls is 100% correct. Call up a couple more… Send a couple down. Give some of the Ads some experience in the show. Give them a taste of that life. Maybe it will motivate both teams for a change. Sure beats picking up guys off of waivers instead of promoting from within.
Who on Nashville’s roster who is underperforming could they send down though? The biggest underperformer would have to be Erat and I’m sure he’s not going to be sent down. SK74 also probably wouldn’t get sent down (although he should). Craig Smith could be sent down perhaps. Anyone else has to clear waivers, do they not?
Interesting… Nashville put Boychuk on waivers today. If he were to clear, he’d be a great addition to our roster here!
I’d be surprised if Boychuck got picked up by another team off waivers. He’s already been on three teams this season alone. I’m guessing he’ll be in Milwaukee soon.
In response to CreedFeed, yes, almost all players in Nashville would have to clear waivers to be sent down (though with the way they are performing it’s doubtful any other team would pick any up). They would still be paying the NHL salary for any one-way contract players. That’s a heavy pill to swallow for a team that’s not that wealthy.
On a totally different topic, good to see Mueller get an NHL goal last night. Hopefully he’ll get to stay with the Preds longer than just the time it takes for players to get back from IR.
Meant to add to the middle paragraph…
Maybe a good benching for some of those guys while they watch players pulled up from Milwaukee play for the Pres would do some good.
Would love to see Boychuk down here. While he doesn’t seem to be able to make it stick with an NHL team, he has had success in the AHL for sure. Matter of fact, send Butler down this way also. And congrats to Mueller for sure. Nice to see Admirals players/brass/etc. tweet their congratulations for one of their own.