This Week in the HFNHL

HFNHL Red Wings
01-23-2004, 04:08 PM
For the period ending 01-22-04

Who’s Hot:

Offensive player of the week - Alexei Kovalev (PIT)
10 points in 4 games, rounded his game out with 14PIM to keep his adversaries at bay. Honourable mention to Jeff O’Neill w/ 9 points in 4 games

Sniper of the week – Jaromir Jagr (WAS) and Sergei Samsonov (SJS)
Both players put up 5 goals on only 15 shots for a scary 0.333 shooting percentage

Defensive player of the week – Tom Koivisto (TOR)
0 points but plus 7?! A surprise from a surprising team to be sure.

Smashmouth player of the week – Chris McAllister (BUF)
24PIM in 4 games

Goalie of the week – Sebastion Caron (TOR)
After being runner up last week he takes home the prize with a 1.38 GAA and 0.947 sav% in 5 games
Honourable mention to Brian Boucher who recorded 2 shutouts in his only 2 starts of the week. Hmmm where have I heard that Boucher name from before? :-P

Other notables:
Craig Conroy (STL) has been Mr. Consistent as his point scoring streak is alive at 15 games while Brendan Shanahan (NYR) is right on his heels with a 14 game point streak

Who’s Not:
St. Louis goaltending tandem of Martin Biron and Mike Dunham – Combined 4.13GAA and 0.852 sav%. Mr Quain time to get your head out of the sand. You need some goaltending help.

Bret Hedican (MIN) – 0 points, -8 and 0 PIM in 5 games. Isn’t he supposed to be playing the role of moderately physical stay at home dman? Somebody check his ID this must be an imposter

Vancouver Canucks – Win the loss of their heart and soul player Joe Nieuwendyk the team is in disarray. Nine players had minuses in the –5 to –7 range

Eric Belanger (NAS) – 6 games 24 shots on net = 0 goals ?! Eric stop being a puck hog and pass instead!

Chris Pronger (STL) – Mr Injury himself is now out for the 3rd time this season. Maybe the conditioning time lost in the preseason due to the carried over suspension he incurred last year in the play-offs is having some lingering effects.

islanders
01-23-2004, 04:57 PM
[St. Louis goaltending tandem of Martin Biron and Mike Dunham Combined 4.13GAA and 0.852 sav%. Mr Quain time to get your head out of the sand. You need some goaltending help.]

It must be Bob Clarke coaching Mr. Quain on how to be a good GM. :dunno:

godlh
01-23-2004, 05:22 PM
"A wonderful, wonderful achievement by both players, we're so proud of them at the moment"...

Leafs GM Eric Danis is commenting on the fact that two players were named HFNHL players of the week in different categories...

D Tom Koivisto was named defensive player of the week and G Sebastien Caron was recognized as goaltender of the week.

"I'm so happy for Seb, he deserves the recognition from his peers, he is playing unbelievable hockey and Tommy has been doing a stellar job so far this year".

Koivisto is doing such good work that GM Eric Danis returned D Ray Giroux to the minor leagues today, exposing him on waiver and risking losing him. "We had to send a d-man down and given his play, Tom simply could not be sent down at this point and time".

"It's great to be a Leafs fan at this moment...who knows, things may change, but with us winning or tying 7 of our last 8 games and now these two honors, the city is buzzing at the moment!"


Caron gets the start once again tomorrow night against the Flyers, there is no reason to keep him on the bench to give him a break at the moment, he is too hot.


Brian Duff
Leafs TV