don't see much of a difference between rinaldo's hit and kaleta's hit on carter. Though at least rinaldo's guy had the puck when he hit him, unlike kaleta. That and the NHL refs protect kaleta by penalizing the flyers players for getting their sticks up when kaleta was running them. If rinaldo's on an ending someone's career watch, then i hope kaleta is on the top of the list of possibles. Since carcillo didn't do his only job, to take out kaleta. Why have a crazy guy when nobody is afraid of him. Or my response of choice, to re-break vanek's jaw and point right at kaleta as you're skating to the box and let him know his antics have consequences.
Don't know about other teams with Flyers prospects, but the Hurricanes battled back with a 5-2 victory in Saskatoon. Luca Sbisa had a primary assist on the power play goal which made it 4-1 and gave Zach Boychuk his Hattrick. Series tied 1-1
Division I men’s hockey selection committee announced live on ESPN2 on Sunday morning that the No. 11-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team will face fifth-ranked North Dakota (24-14-4) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Northeast Regional Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. UNH will serve as the regional host of the third time in program history.
UNH and North Dakota will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the first time on Saturday. UNH owns a 12-22 all-time record in the NCAA playoffs, which includes a 10-14 all-time record under head coach Dick Umile. The Wildcats have qualified for the tournament in the last eight seasons, they are one of only two Division I teams along with Michigan to accomplish that feat. This will mark the ‘Cats 19th appearance in the tournament and the 15th trip under Umile’s guidance. UNH’s senior class becomes the sixth class in school history to earn a berth in the NCAA’s in all four seasons of competition. UNH has appeared in seven Frozen Fours to go along with two national championship appearances.
The No. 3-seeded Wildcats are coming off of a quarterfinal loss to Boston College on March 6-7 at Whittemore Center. UNH owns a 19-12-5 record on the year with a 15-8-4 record in league play, good enough for third place
GKJ I'd trust USCHO and also ESPN has the same one.
JVR will be playing at home.
Yeah, I don't know what the hell that was. CHN's schedule is in line with USCHO.
Anyways, I'm a Sioux fan and generally a WCHA fan (I get to see the Gophers a lot, so I like them too), and it's been a weak year for the WCHA. UND's power play went ice cold in the WCHA Final Five, and I'm glad JVR is avoiding Duluth. Alex Stalock has been out of his mind in the post-season so far.
UNH is certainly paying the price for getting to stay at home though. North Dakota won the WCHA regular season title, and got hot in the second half. 4 straight Frozen Four appearances. And then it may be BU. Not an easy task for UNH.
He played the last week of the regular season, and now gets another vacation.
He's about as dirty as it gets, and I want him nowhere near the Flyers.
He reminds of Hollweg, in many instances. I don't follow the OHL as closely as you, and thought it's was his 2nd game back. Either way, I think the hit is disgusting, and don't think he should see the ice for the rest of the year.
With crap like that, I don't want him near the big club either.
Been a flyer fan for a long time. Have a soft spot for tough physical players who are a little dirty. IMO that is the way flyer hockey should be played.
I don't know your age, but I've been a fan for a long time too...and love tough physical hard hitting smash mouth hockey. Unfortunately, Rinaldo airs more on the side of stupidity, rather than 'tough'.
I'd consider Hartnell a little dirty, but the guy can play.
Ive always liked Bartulis. His offense is lacking though. Syvret took the role of PP QB
Same here. Bartulis actually reminds me of Eric Brewer. He's just a solid defenseman who isn't going to hurt you in any situation. He's extremely smart and makes the smart play. He might not be overly physical, but I'll take a smart player over a physical player any day. The physical player will sometimes take themselves out of the play to make that big hit and ends up costing the team. You can never go wrong with a smart player who always makes the right decision.