Looks like things are doing well in the AHL too, one of the best starts in ther history. The Admirals coach play the same style of hockey that Boucher is playing here.
Good to see that change in Norfolk, the team was not good there the last couple of seasons.
I always thought Tarnasky was a pretty decent 4th liner. Hell of a fall going from 80 games played in a season in 2008 to signing in the ECHL 8 games into the season.
There's not a lot of options for a guy like him. His style doesn't suit the high-level European game, which also have foreigner limits. Meanwhile, the AHL is mostly prospects, which Tarnasky is too old to really be considered anymore, and the number of vet spots in that league are limited as well.
He might be able to find a spot somewhere like in England (lower tier hockey country, and generous non-Brit limits), but once you go there, you pretty much never come back. (Barring lockout)
Last edited by Felonious Python: 11-05-2010 at 04:45 PM.
For anyone who was following the World Junior A Challenge, Jimmy Mullin had a great tournament. He had the most goals with 6 goals in 4 games and scored the winning goal to give the US the gold. He was also named to the WJAC's all-star team.
The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned defenseman Mike Vernace and left wing Johan Harju to AHL Norfolk. Vernace was up for one game and played 4:41 and had two hits Saturday against the Sabres. Harju was scratched against Buffalo, though his ice time had shrunk in three of the four games he played since his call-up.