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05-03-2009, 02:02 PM
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Anyone see the Rockets are up 2-0 on the Hitmen? I would never guessed they would win two games in Calgary. Captain Colin Long had an empty net goal last night in the Rockets 5-2 win. Michael Stone was even on the night.

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Stone was the second star of the game although he was pointless. I guess the Calgary media had to select someone from the Hitmen as a star.

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Colin Long's Rockets up 3-0 on Michael Stone's Hitmen. A little surprising considering the Hitmen's record in the regular season.

Oh, and they were undefeated in the playoffs going into the final.

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Hitmen have manhandled the Rockets in the last 2 games with game 6 tied in the second in Kelowna.

Michael Stone leads the playoffs in plus-minus.

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Had to be a great game, Kelowna wins in OT. WHL champs.

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Rockets captain and Coyotes prospect Colin Long.....


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The Indiana Ice also took home the league championship in the USHL. Brett Bennett was a pivotal player for the Ice this year. He is seen below in the middle holding the cup...


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Had to be a great game, Kelowna wins in OT. WHL champs.

The whole series was terrific. Fast, tough, great play by top prospects, excellent goaltending, the whole shabang!

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05-10-2009, 09:22 PM
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The whole series was terrific. Fast, tough, great play by top prospects, excellent goaltending, the whole shabang!
Calgary showed a lot of moxy coming back like they did. Your thoughts on Stone and Long please.

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05-13-2009, 10:38 PM
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I was impressed with Stone. He has a HUGE shot that he likes to use. A good first pass. Fluid skater for a big guy. Not great defensively but wasn't a liability either. He's pretty big but uses his body inconsistently.

Long could be a good...his puck control is terrific. His vision and passing are top notch. He is the main guy on the Rockets powerplay, setting up behind the net or on the side boards. He plays small. Often was invisible when not on the powerplay. His play reminds me a bit of Marc Savard.

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Vladimir Ruzicka was a first rounder in this year's draft.

The KHL draft that is.

http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/6/1/13671.html

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what are your thoughts on Chris Frank?

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07-26-2009, 01:12 AM
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what are your thoughts on Chris Frank?
Too slow for the new NHL.

Im not sure if anyone has seen this, but Chris Summers is hilarious. I think we have Ballard part two here.

http://coyotes.nhl.tv/team/console.j...id=-6&id=45090

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Too slow for the new NHL.

Im not sure if anyone has seen this, but Chris Summers is hilarious. I think we have Ballard part two here.

http://coyotes.nhl.tv/team/console.j...id=-6&id=45090
I think we do.

In other news, I'm in the background!

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Vladimir Ruzicka was a first rounder in this year's draft.

The KHL draft that is.

http://en.khl.ru/news/2009/6/1/13671.html
Poor OEL.. he was only taken 85th in that draft.. and Hedman was 83rd..

Looks like Ruzicka went to SKA (is that St.Petersburg.. a rich team?) who had a lot of picks and mainly targeted young talented prospects.

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Poor OEL.. he was only taken 85th in that draft.. and Hedman was 83rd..

Looks like Ruzicka went to SKA (is that St.Petersburg.. a rich team?) who had a lot of picks and mainly targeted young talented prospects.
Is that list serious? Looks like a bad internet joke.

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Is that list serious? Looks like a bad internet joke.
Players are drafted mainly for their chance at playing in the KHL, hence players not headed directly for the NHL going so high.

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Players are drafted mainly for their chance at playing in the KHL, hence players not headed directly for the NHL going so high.
I think the confusion I have is why such players are even eligible for the KHL draft at all without a declaration from that player. I can understand why a homegrown player would be automatically eligible, but someone from Sweden? I would think their system would make more sense if foreign players elected to enter the draft like the NBA as opposed to like the NHL. I assume if a club is willing to pick OEL or Hedman in the fourth round, fourth round picks in the KHL must be virtually worthless.

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I think the confusion I have is why such players are even eligible for the KHL draft at all without a declaration from that player. I can understand why a homegrown player would be automatically eligible, but someone from Sweden? I would think their system would make more sense if foreign players elected to enter the draft like the NBA as opposed to like the NHL. I assume if a club is willing to pick OEL or Hedman in the fourth round, fourth round picks in the KHL must be virtually worthless.
To be fair, every player in the world is eligible for the NHL draft without declaring. There used to be a declaration requirement but the NHL got rid of that many years ago.

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07-26-2009, 03:51 PM
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Im not sure if anyone has seen this, but Chris Summers is hilarious. I think we have Ballard part two here.

http://coyotes.nhl.tv/team/console.j...id=-6&id=45090
Hilarious, and one hell of a skater. You can really see how well he moves in that video. He did many videos like that for Michigan a couple of years ago. He was like the road trip correspondant, or something. All very, very funny.

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I was in Lake Placid this evening to see the USA U20 evaluation camp where the US is playing an invitational series against the Russian U20 squad, which contains some weaker squad members, but it allows the new Russian coach to see all of his prospect pool.

Anyway I digress, may wife and I were walking around the arena (1980, Herb Brooks) during the 2nd intermission, we spot GMDM on the far side where few folks have ventured, my wife goes up to him to introduce ourselves, we have a general chat about the game and the Coyotes, we asked about Prucha (a personal favorite of ours!),and Donny told us that he loves the effort that Petr puts in each night, and he sees him having a good year.

We asked him why he was up in Lake Placid, he said that he was here to watch Mike Lee, who was playing back up tonight, and to keep an eye on some of the other players, in particular some of the undrafted Russians.

We thanked him for his time and wished him good luck for the upcoming season.

He was very pleasant and gracious to chat with us for a while.

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One, I'm jealous.

Two, I'm glad Donny hasn't completely given up on the Ruskies.

Three, thanks for sharing. Cool story. Did I mention I was jealous?

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