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Hayley from paramore 01-05-2013 07:32 PM

1/6/13: Norfolk Admirals@Charlotte Checkers - PNC Arena
January 6th, 2013 | 1:30PM | Raleigh, NC | Brandon Dubinsky Entertainment & Sports Arena

Due to a lockout forced by greedy, entitled players dead-set on bankrupting NHL teams, tomorrow's contest between two American Hockey League teams will be the first played at the Brandon Dubinsky Entertainment and Sports Arena (formerly PNC Arena). Led by Zach Boychuk and several players vastly inferior to Zach Boychuk (including Zac Dalpe, who - let's be honest - doesn't even deserve to play in the same league as Zach Boychuk), the Charlotte Checkers enter the match as one of the AHL's top teams, though experts(<---WHO???) believe that they have already begun a skid that will see them miss the playoffs in the final week/day/second of the season, as is custom for the Hartford Whalers franchise.

They take on the Norfolk Admirals, who are a professional ice hockey team that plays in the American Hockey League. They became affiliated with the Anaheim Ducks after being dropped from the Tampa Bay Lightning following their 2012 AHL champion season. The Admirals play in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Scope.


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Zach Boychuk Riley "The Future" Nash Jerome Samson
Drayson Bowman Jeremy Welsh Zac Dalpe
Chris Terry Brett Sutter Tim Wallace
Jared Staal Sean Dolan Justin Shugg


Left Right
Michal Jordan Justin Faulk
Brett Bellemore Bobby Sanguinetti
Bobby Raymond Justin Krueger

Expected Starter Backup
Dan Ellis Justin Peters


PlayerReason Status
Marc-Andre Gragnani injured groin or something
Rasmus Rissanen injured something
Justin Soryal injured I don't know
Nicolas Blanchard injured no idea
Tommi Kivisto healthy scratch too awesome



Even better for Team USA than Ryan Murphy, Justin Faulk anchors the Checkers' defense, having contributed 25 points while averaging 97 minutes a game. While some may find it alarming that a 20-year old defenseman is significantly outscoring forwards several years older than him (except Zach Boychuk), it should be noted that the Checkers are 4-1 without him in the lineup, which proves conclusively they are better off without him. Faulk, being an entitled, greedy player set on bankrupting the NHL, does not play three games in three nights, instead sitting in the press box trying to console a despondent Jared Staal.


Justin Peters will be located at his usual position at the Brandon Dubinsky/PNC Arena: the bench. Peters, pictured above kicking out his 25th rebound of a first period against the LA Kings (with Joe Corvo in his usual location: several miles out of position), has been on a relative hot streak as of late and thus now appears on the first page of goalie stats at the AHL's official website. Fans have already taken to Twitter and Facebook upset that they won't get to see Peters' frantic, seizure-like style of goaltending, seemingly unaware that they will not be able to blame Paul Maurice for mishandling goalies when Peters loses.

W Peters 12
GAA Peters 2.44
SV% Ellis .919
G Boychuk 15
A Faulk 19
PTS Boychuk 31
+/- Dalpe +8
PIM Blanchard 75

Caniac125330 01-05-2013 07:34 PM

Woooo, go Checkers! I'm going!

HisIceness 01-05-2013 07:36 PM

Too bad this game isn't televised. At least to my knowledge it isn't.

Hopefully the Chex won't **** the bed and embarrass themselves.

the halleJOKEL 01-06-2013 08:25 AM

I'll be there celebrating the return of hockey.

Joe McGrath 01-06-2013 10:22 AM

So I'm guessing you can scratch Faulk off the list for this game.

geehaad 01-06-2013 10:24 AM

It's quite possible that I've missed these GDTs more than hockey itself.

That said, since the lockout is now over, I think I'll wander down to the PNC today.

Boom Boom Aho 01-06-2013 10:41 AM

I bought tickets way back thinking this might be the only hockey I get to see at PNC this year. Looking forward to it.

Xylo 01-06-2013 10:48 AM

I don't know if I'm going because I can't remember if I bought tickets. If I am, I'm excited. If not, I'm taking a long nap.

DaveG 01-06-2013 10:49 AM

Really wish this was a 7PMer instead of 1:30... ****ing work schedule.

tarheelhockey 01-06-2013 11:08 AM

Oh sweet jesus yes. Live professional hockey.

Is Faulk really skipping this? I wouldn't blame him considering he's about to be an NHL player again, but that's a bummer for the fans.

MrMariusz 01-06-2013 11:57 AM

Great GDT, good luck Checkers.

Joe McGrath 01-06-2013 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 57184061)
Oh sweet jesus yes. Live professional hockey.

Is Faulk really skipping this? I wouldn't blame him considering he's about to be an NHL player again, but that's a bummer for the fans.

I have no actual information on that, I just threw it out there because I would expect the team to hold him out, just like Minny took Granlund out last night even before a deal was reached.

Novacane 01-06-2013 12:12 PM

Just remembered about Andersen. Too bad he's not starting.(Im pretty sure)

Edit: Nope

Anton Dubinchuk 01-06-2013 12:15 PM

Faulk's dressed and playing.

HisIceness 01-06-2013 12:21 PM

Is this game televised?

Figured I'd ask instead of looking it up for myself. :laugh:

tarheelhockey 01-06-2013 12:34 PM

Using post #20,000 to celebrate Puck Drop 2013!

MrMariusz 01-06-2013 12:35 PM

Forget about tv, is there even a radio station for this game? Charlotte's seems to be no-go.
Tuned into Norfolk radio now :/

HisIceness 01-06-2013 12:50 PM

Checkers radio affiliate in Charlotte is ESPN 730 AM.

MrMariusz 01-06-2013 12:52 PM

Jeezes christ, totally unnecesary major pen, and already a goal for Norfolk. Terrible start for the Checkers.
Brett Sutter gone for the game.

geehaad 01-06-2013 12:58 PM

****ing Frederick Andersen standing tall so far.

SeaBasstian 01-06-2013 01:06 PM

trying to listen in as best i can with the crappy internet connection we have out here....right now running at a blazing 18 MBps lol

tarheelhockey 01-06-2013 01:34 PM

Dan Ellis kicks pucks to the slot like it's on purpose.

MrMariusz 01-06-2013 01:38 PM

Can Andersen let one in, pretty please?

DaveG 01-06-2013 01:44 PM

What's the audio stream you guys are using? Checkers station seems to be on NFL stuff online.

MrMariusz 01-06-2013 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by DaveG (Post 57194033)
What's the audio stream you guys are using? Checkers station seems to be on NFL stuff online.


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