Is Palushaj off to a slow start or has he just not shown up much on the score sheet?
Palushaj appears to be a little overwhelmed and over-matched. He's doing okay, but he's very young and, while he had a decent intro late last season, this is the real deal now. He has a full schedule ahead of him. He seems willing, however, to stick up for his teammates, which is more than can be said about others on the Rivermen.
Originally Posted by montreal
I saw the game last night and didn't notice him at all, was looking forward to seeing him since I have seen him at Michigan a bunch of times.
Junland and Bishop were the guys that impressed me the most. I've been a big Bishop fan since he was at Maine (no pun intended) Junland seems to be off to a great start for you guys.
One guy I heard lots about was Eller but didn't notice him at all either. Of course it's just one game so no biggie.
Junland has taken a major step forward already this season, but as Robb_K said over at The Blues' boards, the jury is still out regarding his defense abilities and if they are good enough to take to The NHL.
Eller is doing great; he just had an off game. He scores, he dishes and he takes the body.
"Peoria has played Rockford in four of its eight games thus far, including each of the last three; the two division rivals will not see each other again until Jan. 16... The Rivermen bring a four-game points streak (2-0-1-1) into its three-game road trip this weekend to Lake Erie (Friday & Saturday) and Hamilton (Sunday)... Chris Porter (4-2-6) and rookie Lars Eller (1-3-4) each has a point in four straight games, while Nicholas Drazenovic is riding a three-game scoring streak (1-3-4)... Defenseman Jonas Junland shows a team-high 10 points (5-5-10), including three goals and three assists in the four match-ups with Rockford."
The Peoria---Rockford rivalry has been set up, but this lull before they meet again might numb the rivalry.