December 03 2012 08:58AM
Lacking an ECHL affiliate for some reason, the Toronto Maple Leafs have somewhat of a surplus of B-prospects moving in and out of the lineup at Ricoh. Sunday, it seems, Joe Colborne was held out of the lineup and his replacement, Spencer Abbott, scored three assists in just his sixth game of the season in Toronto's 5-4 win over Lake Erie.
Colborne has passed the eye test this season, but he hasn't put it together offensively, recording a single goal (on the powerplay) and five assists (all at even strength) in 18 games this season. Holding him out of the lineup wasn't simply an injury precaution, but a tactic used by Dallas Eakins to presumably kickstart him the way he did with Nazem Kadri's scoring earlier this season.
December 02 2012 09:14PM
Not to sound like a broken record, but Tony Cameranesi had another solid weekend for the NCAA's Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. Cameranesi put up a goal and 2 assists in two weekend match ups against Michigan Tech, bringing his season point totals to 6 goals and 15 points in 14 games - that's good for second in WCHA Freshmen scoring, and tied for 12th in league scoring.
So, just how good is 15 points in 14 games for a 1st-year NCAA hockey player? Small sample size aside, Cameranesi's 1.07 would have tied for the rookie lead last season, and would have been a convincing lock for rookie lead in 2009-2010. This paragraph may have been even more impactful if it wasn't for Blues prospect Jaden Schwartz (1.57) scoring like a mad man in 2010-2011. Damn him.
December 02 2012 07:13AM
After the jump, the answer to every question you've ever had. Provided, of course, that "every question you've ever had" relates to the NHL's return to Winnipeg, the true meaning of "one billion dollars," which NHL prospect got caught drunk and in a Teletubby costume, or something else that's answered in one of the excellent links below.
November 30 2012 07:11PM
Avangard and Barys go to overtime, but as you can tell by the above image, the real story out here is Karri Rämö's awesome mask.
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November 30 2012 11:22AM
With the failure of mediation, the NHL has seemingly gone for a ‘Hail Mary’ move: asking for a direct meeting between owners and players without the presence of the leadership of either side. What should we make of this request?