NHL 13 Dynasty Thread (Part 3)
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01-29-2013, 09:37 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Victoria, BC
Rebels Sitting Tight with 20 Games to Go
Rebels' captain John Tavares takes a shot on Jonas Hiller during practice on Monday afternoon
The Halifax Rebels (
27-24-8-2, 62 P)
, after a big win over 9th place Carolina, have "shot" up into 6th place, with the 7th place Jets and 8th place Lightning only one point behind. With
Ryan Jones (79)
Andrew MacDonald (81)
returning from injury, the Rebels are feeling confident that they can stay in contention for a second consecutive play-off birth in just their 3rd season in the league.
The team has been rumoured to be shopping for an upgrade to their 2nd line, with league sources citing an interest in Buffalo's
Kevin Sundher (79, 8 G, 38 A)
Brandon Sutter (82, 7 G, 17 A)
, but nothing has been finalized to date. Given the relative lack of depth on the Rebels roster, it seems that
Rhett Rakhshani (81, 11 G, 12 A)
Jesse Joensuu (83, 15 G, 11 A)
might be likely candidates if the team continues to look for an upgrade up front.
Around the League
to the Canucks for
, a minor leaguer, and a 3rd round draft pick. The Canucks are most likely looking to fill the void of losing the
during free agency, as Vancouver is currently the worst team in the league.
to the Leafs for
In prior trades, Ottawa also traded
to Minnesota and the Lightning acquired
currently leads the league with 40 goals. and is tied for the league lead in points with 71.
, who is tied with Ovechkin at 71 points, is not far behind with 35.
has 31. Fun fact:
are on fire for Edmonton, sitting at 67 and 65 points, respectively.
Alexis Loiseau (80, 3.5 stars)
leads all rookies in scoring with 8 goals and 32 assists for 40 points. Philadelphia's
Luke Pither (81, 3.5 stars)
sits at 39. Another Calder contender is Anaheim goaltender
, who has 22 wins and 20 losses with a 2.61 GAA and .914 save percentage in 49 games.
Right now, four goalies are making a strong push for the Vezina:
Ryan Miller (26 W, 11 L, 1.89 GAA, .936%)
Cam Ward (20 W, 15 L, 1.90 GAA, .936%)
Mikka Kiprusoff (27 W, 9 L, 1.90 GAA, .937%)
James Reimer (24 W, 9 L, 1.90 GAA, .933%)
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