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03-22-2013, 01:44 AM
Guido Sarducci
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Originally Posted by goodsauce View Post
For sure. I just work all the home games so I have sort-of an invested interest.

But Cody Sylvester, the captain and over-ager, was definitely the star player with 90 points in 68 GP.

Spencer Humphries is a key player on the back-end. Fights, plays a physical game, all the while contributing offensively.

Brooks Macek is the third and final overage player, with 80 points in 70 GP.

Others to watch are the Rookie Jake Virtanen, already ranked in the top 20 of the 2014 draft (? maybe it's 2015?)

And Pavlo Padakin. I have a man crush on the guy. From the old country (Ukraine) and probably the best penalty killer I have ever seen, I actually think that the Flames should take him if he is there in the 4th, 5th round, maybe even 3rd. And the guy is a super pest. The last three games at home, he had the entire opposing teams after him before the first period buzzer. Also, after he buries, he gives the tender a glove-bump, then skates over centre ice and salutes. What a beauty.

Obviously, Dreidger will have to keep up his stellar play between the pipes.

I am in class right now, but will give an even more in depth summary later.
Great thread goodsauce. And nice summary. I want to mention the Hitmen defence. They are all big, tough, good first pass and hard shots. Some shoot right, some shoot left but they all pretty much play the same. In fact, at the awards banquet for best D-man there were 3 co-winners and they could have given it to all 6! There are no specialists in the group. You mentioned Humphries, who is awesome but I like Jaynen Rissling the best of the group. But like i said, they are all good.

Well YAY. The Hitmen won 6-5 in OT. A blown 4-0 lead, 2 short handed goals, a penalty shot, a hat trick. Game had a bit of everything except fighting. Can't wait for tomorrow. Go Hitmen!

Also, the Blades lost game 1, which is great news for Hitmen fans.

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