I think Pouliot still has one year of junior elligibility left. Brodziak and Niinimaki should be on the Runners next year, same goes for Delauriers. It would not suprise me at all if Jani Rita is simply not resigned, he'll probably just go back to Finland. I'm sure they'll make whatever room they need to so the quality prospects get the prime time in the "A".
Guy mentioned in his prospect updates... that it doesn't look likely that Jesse will make his way over to North America. But, of course, things can change with time and negotiations.
Kyle must have been pretty down after that crucial game 5 after squaring the series with Red Deer at 2. I believe he was also on the ice for the Meech goal in double OT. It's going to be an uphill battle... but if Moose Jaw can extend this to a game 7.. Red Deer also had a tough battle with Calgary the series before where Calgary took them to a game 7. They will be, most likely, more tired than the Warriors after their intial round sweep. There's nothing guaranteed of course... but if they can make a game 7, I like their chances.
I was at game 3, and Brodziak looks good. Had a couple battles with Phaneuf, which bodes well with the whole Oiler/Flame rivalry. Interesting thing about the series, the Rebels have won all 3 games in Moose Jaw, while the Warriors have won both thier games in Red Deer. Interesting series indeed. Can't wait until tomorrow.
"... It was a really fun year; we have a great group of guys in the room this year so itís just been a fun year...
... It wasnít the toughest first round but this second round has definitely been a battle and weíre going to keep battling right until the end. Itís fun hockey weíre playing right now, this is the way hockey is meant to be...
... I think it was fun just to play with the calibre of players that were there. It was a good time and a good experience. We knew coming in they were weak because of the way the OHL and the QMJHL teams walked all over them but it was going to be a fun weekend...
... When I saw him winding up I went down to block it but I was holding my breath because I knew it was going to hurt if I got it. I think heís got one of the hardest shots in the league. Weíve battled all year and weíll continue to do it through this series and itís fun..."
Throw in a couple more "fun"s for good measure, and we get a great look at who this kid is.
He gets it.
He's the real deal.
I am so looking forward to watching him play.
He's gonna give everything he has to the game.
Just look at his idea of "fun".
Hockey is running thru his veins...
Hockey has him in it's "veins".
I have seen very little of KBro's play, but I would venture a guess that he's usually in the flow of the game and positionally sound.
And, even tho he has yet to play a professional game, I think he has "coach" stamped on his future.
I appreciate your forte in capturing character.
Well, MJ is done. Rebels won tonight 3-0. Hopefully Brodziak plays with Toronto RRs. The games i watched him play though, he never impressed me. Seems to be too scared to shoot, always looking to pass.
Ah well, hopefully he can play in TO and see what he can do.