The signings today of Neilson and Nightingale by the Crunch should put to rest any thought of where the lack of a tough guy comes from over the past two seasons in Syracuse. These two players are going to be very popular in Syracuse, and will bring fans to the War Memorial in the tradition of Badduke, Shelley, Sugden, and Mirasty. No easy games in Syracuse this year folks, the team WILL have a mean streak and the muscle to back it up once again.
Norfolk went 1 - 1 in the War Memorial last season 6 - 2 win in october and a 6 - 3 loss in January. Angelidis has been a beast in the old barn for years. Conacher was 0 -1 in 2 games and Johnson was 0 - 0 in 1 game. The loss was when Yawney first took of the head coaching duties in Syracuse and the blueline was Clark, Smaby, Cumiskey, Carle, Fraser and Rodney. Thats a very solid group to play against. It will be interesting to see how Conacher and Johnson handle the smaller ice surface. Another thing to remember is only 1.5 inches of glass seperate the two teams benches in Syracuse.
Sounded like last weekend he was expected to stay over in Russia. I'm torn on it...on one hand it's good to get him over to NA and adjusted to the ice surface and style play, on the other he has a chance of playing in the men's league and that might be good for his development.
Now that the 2012 NHL Entry Draft is complete along with the Lightning's Prospect Developmental Camp, Bolt Prospects is proud to release our 2011-2012 Supplemental Rankings, our final rankings of the season. We'll begin again in the Fall shortly after training camp with the 2012-2013 Preliminary Rankings. With the Lightning adding several good prospects through the draft and a banner season on the ice for the prospects the team already had, we have expanded our list from the traditional 20 to 25 which reflects the unprecedented depth the organization has developed this year.
I really like Johnson but he's too high, he's got the talent but his size will prevent him from being much of an NHL contributor. I still don't get the Aullie hate from them, I think they do it cause of their love affair with Ashton was ruined but Aullie along with Brown are the most NHL ready.