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01-25-2009, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal View Post
Posted for those that don't follow the Hamilton thread, was going to do an article for my site but already did one on the Dogs rookies (6 in the top 30 rookie scoring)

Injury news, Thomas Beauregard is out for the season due to his past knee injuries causing him to have to play through a lot of pain, so he has shut it down and has gone under the knife, out for the season. Too bad for him as he was just starting to show what he could do at the AHL level. Olivier Latendresse is out with a shoulder injury.

Maxwell and Weber are on a roll, Maxwell with 5 goals in last 6 games, after going 14 without a goal. Weber tied for Hamilton record for goals in a season by a defensemen with 10. Maxwell looking good overall and Weber who is currently at the AHL All Stars, still has the occassional problem in his own end continues to play on the top pairing for the Dogs.

O'Byrne continues to look better, scored the GWG Firday night, is a +7 and he's putting points on the board with 5 pts over a 6 game span.

Chipchura played both games so clearly he's healthy enough to play. Did seem to look a little slower then the last time he was in Hamilton or at least it appeared that way. Stil he played well with 3 pts in the 2 games although one was an empty netter last night but it was from inside his own blueline and had a very nice assist where he drawed 3 players towards him but still held onto the puck deep in the slot and turned and fired it on net, the rebound came out to Mathieu Aubin who burried it.

Lacasse is back in the ECHL, and Wyman is playing defense in the ECHL, so he looks to be converted to defense full time now.

Maxwell and Desharnais are tied for 3rd in rookie scoring with Maxwell missing 7 games. Desharnais was forming a deadly duo with Latendresse as they were working well together, putting points on the board.

Maxwell, Desharnais, Weber are in the top 15 in rookie scoring, Pacioretty, White, and Trotter are in the top 30 in rookie scoring and if you prorate Lats he would be in the top 15 or so giving the Dogs 7 of the top 30 rookie scorers.

The Dogs are having a strong season so far, they are putting pucks in the net as one of the top scoring teams in the AHL but also have a very strong defense especially now with O'Byrne in what is also a very big and physical D core as O'B 6'6, Jancevski 6'6 Henry 6'5 Anderson 6-3 Belle 6'2 although Henry is seeing some time at forward since Weber/Carle/Kemp are there for the offense leaving Anderson on the bench. If the goaltending is strong and the scoring continues it should be interesting to see what the dogs can do in the playoffs.

Jancevski is listed at 6'3/212
Anderson is listed at 6'4/217

I agree it is a big defensive.
Carle is also a big body at 6'0/210

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