THE SNIPERS PERSPECTIVE
This comes as a huge surprise to me because after watching Frost tear up the OHL last season for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, I thought he would be a for sure addition to the Flyers this season, and would have fit in perfectly on that third line with Wayne Simmonds as his set up guy. Frost was drafted 27th overall in 2017 and last season put up 112 points in 67 games for the Greyhounds.
Watching his rookie camp games, he did not seem out of place, but if the Flyers feel this will be best for his development than I fully support the decision. With Couturier and Patrick playing the 1st and 2nd line center, Frost would be getting third line minutes, and their would be no room on the top 2 powerplay units so sending him back to juniors may help his development.
The only issue with this move is, Frost put up 112 points last season, what else does he have to learn in the OHL? Sometimes sending players back to Juniors only stunts their development because they are to good for the league and they start to become lazy players because its almost to easy for them. In this situation I hate the NHL’s rule about sending junior age players back to junior instead of the AHL. Frost is a prime example of a player who is not quite ready for the NHL but to good for junior, so the AHL is the ideal place for him.
See below some highlights from Frost last season in the OHL: Thanks to Philadelphia Flyers Highlights Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0z_X4mYLk3TudRCVdlhz-w