For those following along on Twitter todat and might have been a wee bit confused by the comings and goings of Simon Moser I have some clarifications for you!
As mentioned here at the Roundtable, he was reassigned to the Milwaukee Admirals with Colton Sissons on Sunday. Moser played in his first career NHL game the day prior in St. Louis. He played 10:21 of ice time over 16 shifts.
Then came some conflicting reports on the Twitter-verse:
The @PredsNHL recall Simon Moser from @mkeadmirals. He will be at practice today- 10:30 a.m. at Centennial Sportsplex http://t.co/qk90WmIisH
— KWilsonPreds (@KWilsonPreds) February 4, 2014
Admirals forward Simon Moser left today for the Olympics! RT this to wish him luck!!
— Milwaukee Admirals (@mkeadmirals) February 4, 2014
So, what’s the deal? I’ll tell you. Moser was scheduled to leave for the Olympics today. Instead, he was given another quickfire recall from the Nashville Predators where he took part in team practice today at 10:30am with the team. It’s odd that, given his reassignment on Sunday, he was recalled back so quickly – and before the Admirals play on Wednesday when the Predators play a state away in Minnesota on Thursday. This seems to be the second time in a week when Moser was scheduled to join Team Switzerland in Sochi. He was about to join the Olympic squad prior to his first NHL recall. Still unknown exactly when he departs North America. If anything, perhaps he’ll leave when fellow Predator and Swiss Olympian Roman Josi departs for the Olympics.
What are your thoughts on the yo-yo style call ups for Moser these last few days? Will he remain in the NHL until the Olympic break?
3 thoughts on “Simon Moser Recalled to Nashville”
should of just kept him in nashville
Perhaps something that plays into this is the actual paying of Moser. He’s on an entry-level deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. In the grand scheme of things, it’s super small potatoes, and Nashville has little or no worries about its overall cap figures. But perhaps that’s why Nashville sent him down for a brief respite??? (purely blind speculation)
Still, it does shows how much interest (a lot) the Predators have in the 24-year-old at the moment considering they want him to get a full practice in with the team prior to Nashville’s game on Thursday. Thanks to Vancouver’s January and still ongoing swoon and the Predators’ recent surge, the final playoff spot out west is actually in play for Nashville at the moment. Moser’s been compared favorably to former Predator Joel Ward, and he’s highly regarded right from training camp by the Nashville brass.
For more on Moser’s story, stay tuned to MilwaukeeAdmirals.com later in the week for my feature on Moser and Roman Josi’s relationship and their upcoming appearance for an up-and-coming Team Switzerland.
All I can say is good for him. He seems to work hard, has a good attitude and plays well. Who wouldn’t want a player like that.