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Danny+Kristo+Draft

Robert Rice (SeriousFan09) checks in with his weekly look at Canadiens’ prospects.

Danny Kristo, the Comeback Kid, tops this week’s list

THREE STARS

1. RW Danny Kristo after missing more than 6 weeks to recovering from frostbite on his right foot returned to play and made his presence known with two goals and an assist over the weekend. Kristo returned to the lineup for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux this week and made big contributions to his team winning consecutive titles in the Western College Hockey Association Division in NCAA Hockey. Kristo who had not played a game since January 29threturned with great drive, scoring the first goal for his team on Friday night in his first shift of the game as his team won 4-3 to go to the Championship game. Kristo pushed his team further onwards on Saturday, scoring his team’s first goal and than assisting on the team’s 2nd goal to give his team a lead that would eventually allow them to win in overtime. Kristo’s comeback has him scoring at least 25 points for a second straight season in NCAA hockey and his productive return will be welcome as North Dakota will be now be looking to win a national championship in NCAA hockey.

2. RW Brendan Gallagher successfully returned to play for the Vancouver Giants following recovery from a concussion this week. Gallagher scored a goal and two assists to help his team snap an 8-game losing streak and win the final two games on their regular season schedule. Gallagher chipped in an assist in his first game back, a 3-1 loss on Friday night, added another on Saturday night as the team snapped their losing streak and then scored the initial and game-winning goal as his team swept their opponent 5-0 on Sunday. Gallagher’s final tally for the regular season stands at 44 goals, 47 assists, a 91-point effort, and ten points better than last season’s total in seven fewer games. Gallagher finished eighth overall in WHL scoring, seventh among goal scorers, he is now the 4th-highest scoring player in the history of the WHL Vancouver Giants.

3. G Karri Ramo rebounded nicely from a rough patch in his previous week, which is not completely surprising for the Finnish netminder, the last time he was pulled in a game, he rallied to become the top goaltender of the KHL for the rest of his season. With Avangard Omsk needing to rally in their playoff series down 2-1, Ramo made 57 stops in what became the longest playoff game in KHL history, Ramo played 109:11 in to triple overtime until his team finally scored to even the series at 2-2, he had a .966 save percentage in the game. Ramo then showed off his overtime credentials again, making 32 stops until his team scored in double overtime in the following game to take a 3-2 series lead. Omsk lost the following game, but Ramo still kept the game close, allowing only two goals and keeping a .944 save percentage on 34 shots. Ramo’s week ended with a .953 save percentage and 1.75 Goals Against Average, his playoff stats improved to 2.24GAA and a .914 save percentage. Ramo’s OT heroics have allowed Omsk to have a chance at advancement with Game 7 approaching on Monday.

Worthy Mentions: D Mathieu Carle has scored 25 points for a second time with the Hamilton Bulldogs, he leads all Hamilton defencemen in goals with 11.C Dustin Walsh scored a goal and assist as he helped Dartmouth College finish 3rd place in the NCAA ECAC Division, he has doubled his points production from last season. Bubble prospect G Peter Delmas has 3 shutouts in his 13 wins in the ECHL with a 2.11GAA and .927%. The CHL Regular season has concluded and the teams all six of Montreal’s junior league prospects have qualified for post-season play.

Question Marks:  C Michaël Bournival is sidelined with a lower-body injury. LW Andrew Conboy took 37 minutes of penalties, including a game misconduct for “Abuse of officials” on Saturday night. C Gabriel Dumont has been suspended for 10 games by the AHL for a boarding violation, his check fractured the vertebrae of the player he hit. D Alexei Yemelin has seen his season ended, Ak Bars Kazan was eliminated from the KHL Playoffs, he scored no points in 9 playoff games.

Complete Statistics for the week of March 14th:
Legend: Skaters: Games Played, Goals, Assists, +/-, Penalty Minutes
 | Goalies: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage | 
Teams: Wins, Losses, Overtime Losses, Shootout Losses, Ties (for NCAA teams only)
 | Season Stats: Season scoring prior to the past week.

The AHL Report: The Hamilton Bulldogs have been the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens since 2002. It is the most common route for developing Montreal Canadiens prospects into full-time members of the organization. There are currently 12 members of the Hamilton Bulldogs that can be considered NHL-viable prospects, four of which, David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, Yannick Weber and Ryan White have been called up to Montreal. The Hamilton Bulldogs have a record of 36-26-1-6, are 4th in the North Division, 11th in the Western Conference and 18th overall in the league.

RW Alexander Avtsin: 20 years old, 6’3″, 199 pounds, RH shot. Season Stats: 48GP, 4G, 13A, +1, 22 PIM Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 0A, +2, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 51GP, 5G, 13A, +3, 22 PIM

Mathieu Carle: 23 years old, 6′, 203 pounds, RH shot. Alternate Captain  Season Stats: 58GP, 10G, 14A, +15, 34 PIM Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, -1, 2 PIM | Complete Stats: 61GP, 10G, 15A, +14, 36 PIM

LW Andrew Conboy: 22 years old, 6’4”, 192 pounds, LH shot. Season Stats: 52GP, 11G, 10A, +3, 70 PIM Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 0A, +1, 37 PIM | Complete Stats: 55GP, 12G, 10A, +4, 107 PIM

Gabriel Dumont: 19 years old, 5’10″, 180 pounds, RH shot. Season Stats: 60GP, 5G, 13A, -5, 79 PIM Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 60GP, 5G, 13A, -5, 79 PIM

Andreas Engqvist: 22 years old, 6’4″, 191 pounds, RH shot. Season Stats: 59GP, 8G, 12A, +8, 16 PIM Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 1A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 62GP, 8G, 13A, +8, 16 PIM

Robert Mayer: 22 years old, 6’1″, 209 pounds, catches left. Season Stats: 21GP, 9-10-1-1, 3.06 GAA, .890% Weekly Stats: 0GP, 0-0-0-0, GAA,  .% | Complete Stats: 21GP, 9-10-1-1, 3.06 GAA, .890%

Brendon Nash: 23 years old, 6’3″, 218 pounds, LH shot. Season Stats: 61GP, 5G, 22A, +15, 47 PIM Weekly Stats: 3GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 64GP, 5G, 22A, +14, 47 PIM

Called up to Montreal:

David Desharnais: 24 years old, 5’6″, 177 pounds, LH shot. Alternate Captain Season Stats: 35GP, 10G, 35A, +14, 24 PIM

LW Max Pacioretty: 22 years old, 6’2″, 210 pounds, LH shot. Season Stats: 27GP, 17G, 14A, +4, 20 PIM

RW Aaron Palushaj: 22 years old, 6′, 183 pounds, RH shot. Season Stats: 57GP, 17G, 27A, +15, 28 PIM

Yannick Weber: 22 years old, 5’11″, 196 pounds, RH shot. Season Stats: 15GP, 8G, 4A, -5, 10 PIM

Ryan White: 22 years old, 6′, 198 pounds, RH shot. Alternate Captain Season Stats: 33GP, 3G, 9A, -5, 77 PIM

The Juniors Report: The Canadiens currently feature prospects playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Western Hockey League (WHL). These leagues can be considered the primary conduit towards professional hockey in North America.

QMJHL:

Michaël Bournival: 18 years old, 6’, 190 pounds, LH shot. Shawinigan Cataractes – Team Captain (42W, 23L, 2OTL, 1 SOL) Season Stats: 56GP, 28G, 36A, +4, 28 PIM Weekly Stats 0GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 56GP, 28G, 36A, +4, 28 PIM

Morgan Ellis: 18 years old, 6’2″, 196 pounds, RH shot. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles – Team Captain (18W, 45L, 1 OTL, 4 SOL) Season Stats: 63GP, 8G, 26A, -27, 65 PIM Weekly Stats 2GP, 0G, 2A, 0 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 65GP, 8G, 28A, -27 65 PIM

Louis Leblanc: 20 years old, 6’1″, 184 pounds, RH shot. Montreal Juniors – Alternate Captain. (46W, 12L, 5 OTL, 5 SOL) Season Stats: 49GP, 26G, 31A, +18, 92 PIM Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 1A, +3, 6 PIM | Complete Stats: 51GP, 26G, 32A, +21, 98 PIM

LW Phillippe Lefebvre: 20 years old, 6′, 200 pounds, LH shot. Montreal Juniors (46W, 12L, 5OTL, 5 SOL) Season Stats: 59GP, 19G, 27A, +26, 38 PIM Weekly Stats: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 60GP, 19G, 27A, +26, 38 PIM

OHL:

D Jarred Tinordi: 19 years old, 6’7″, 212 pounds, LH shot.  London Knights (34W, 29L, 4 OTL, 1 SOL) Season Stats: 60GP, 1G, 11A, -11, 134 PIM Weekly Stats 3GP, 0G, 2A, +3, 6 PIM | Complete Stats: 63GP, 1G, 13A, -8, 140 PIM

WHL:

RW Brendan Gallagher: 18 years old, 5’8″, 170 pounds, RH shot. Vancouver Giants (35W, 32L, 1 OTL, 4 SOL) Season Stats: 63GP, 43G, 45A, +29, 100 PIM Weekly Stats: 3GP, 1G, 2A, 0, 8 PIM | Complete Stats: 66GP, 44G, 47A, +29, 108 PIM

US College Hockey (NCAA) Report: The Canadiens have drafted a number of college players in recent years, these are generally ‘project players’ who benefit from additional years in lower level hockey to develop their skills.

Mac Bennett: 19 years old, 6′, 180 pounds, LH shot. University of Michigan Wolverines (26W, 10L, 4T) Season Stats: 26GP, 2G, 9A, +13, 17 PIM Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 1A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 28GP, 2G, 10A, +13, 17 PIM

RW Danny Kristo: 20 years old, 6′, 188 pounds, RH shot. University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (30W, 8L, 3T) Season Stats: 29GP, 5G, 17A, +1, 16 PIM Weekly Stats: 2GP, 2G, 1A, +4, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 31GP, 7G, 18A, +5, 16 PIM

D Greg Pateryn: 21 years old, 6’3”, 222 pounds. RH shot. University of Michigan Wolverines (26W, 10L, 4T) Season Stats: 34GP, 3G, 12A, +13, 24 PIM Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, -1, 2PIM | Complete Stats: 36GP, 3G, 12A, +12 26PIM

Dustin Walsh: 19 years old, 6’3”, 190 pounds, LH shot. Dartmouth College Big Green (19W, 12L, 3T) Season Stats: 32GP, 9G, 9A, +1, 8 PIM Weekly Stats: 2GP, 1G, 1A, +1, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 34GP, 10G, 10A, +2, 8 PIM

Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) Report: The Kontinental Hockey League is the professional hockey league of Russia, many Russian players first play professionally there before joining the NHL. Due to a lack of a player transfer agreement between the NHL and the KHL it can be very difficult for NHL clubs to bring over their drafted Russian prospects.

Karri Ramo: 24 years old, 6’3″, 207 pounds, catches left. Avangard Omsk (42W, 9L, 1 OTL, 2 SOL) (7-6 Playoff record) Season Stats: 44GP, 33-6-2-1, 1.78GAA, .930% Playoff Stats: 10GP, 4-3-2, 2.49GAA, .896% Weekly Stats: 3GP, 2-1-0, 1.75GAA, .953% | Complete Stats: 13GP, 6-4-2, 2.24GAA, .914%

RW Maxim Trunev: 20 years old, 5’11″, 189 pounds, RH shot. Severstal Cherepovets (30W, 20L, 4 OTL, O SOL) (2-4 Playoff record) Season Stats: 39GP, 1G, 6A, +3, 20 PIM Playoff Stats: 6GP, 0G, 0A, -3, 2 PIM

Alexei Yemelin: 24 years old, 6’1”, 221 pounds, LH shot. Ak Bars Kazan (34W, 12L, 3OTL, 4 SOL) (5-4 Playoff record) Season Stats: 51GP, 11G, 15A, +16, 117 PIM Playoff Stats: 7GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 4 PIM Weekly Stats: 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 0 PIM | Complete Stats: 9GP, 0G, 0A, 0, 4 PIM

87 Comments

  1. 7TRAIN says:

    Unsurprisingly, Gallagher won a bunch of awards for the Giants.
    I’m looking forward to possibly seeing a line with Gallagher and Leblanc in the relatively near future.

    VANCOUVER GIANTS YEAR END AWARDS 2010-2011
    PC TOIGO MVP – BRENDAN GALLAGHER
    PLUS/MINUS – BRENDAN GALLAGHER
    GORDIE HOWE TOP SCORER – BRENDAN GALLAGHER
    MOLSON 3 STARS – #1. BRENDAN GALLAGHER

    Also, I’m looking forward to watching Lefebvre and Leblanc here in Halifax for a couple of playoff games.
    The Mooseheads are in over their heads.

  2. Maksimir says:

    D Jarred Tinordi: 19 years old, 6’7″, 212 pounds

    Wow – that’s a big kid.. he is almost.. dare I say it.. Chara sized?

  3. habitual says:

    Robert, do you know much about Conboy? I ask because he got kicked out of college hockey for on ice thuggery, and you mention he got tagged for abuse of officials.

    The last thing we need is a Matt Cooke prospect.

  4. DD says:

    Great stuff, thanks. I went to see the Montreal Juniors in Gatineau on Sunday. They sat LeBlanc, but it was still an entertaining game.

    Gatineau’s Devos is going to be a beauty.

  5. since1988 says:

    test

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  6. WestHab says:

    ..again nice work, Robert. Good to see Kristo back.

  7. observer says:

    Pot calling kettle black?

    TSN

    “Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand, who just completed a two-game suspension for his elbow to the head of an opposing player, told ESPN that Cooke needs to be taught a lesson by the league.

    “I think it’s about time he gets [suspended],” Marchand said. “He needs to be taught a lesson.”

    • SeriousFan09 says:

      Brad Marchand has one gigantic effin’ ego to think what he says means a bucket of warm spit to anyone. I look forward to him getting Subbanged on the 24th.

      - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

    • fun police says:

      i guess it is ok to talk through the media, the kid won’t shut up. yet, pk who does his talking on the ice gets called out. also, cherry has an absolute hate on for pk.

      • HABWARRIOR says:

        Yah but if PK wore blue and white or wore the ugly ass bruins jersey he’d be praising the kid.Its Don Cherry….its comments shouldnt hold any weight with anyone because he is ridiculous.

    • sp00k says:

      Funny how the NHL didn’t use the Marchand hit to make the point about head shots, but Cooke gets the book thrown at him (not that he doesn’t deserve it). A little NHL bias towards the Bruins, no?

      I’m sure Mr. Bettman got a hard-on when he saw Cookes hit. Just the opportunity he was looking for to stick it to Mario for his being outspoken about head shots.

  8. OneTimer says:

    If anything, the NHL should be thanking Cooke for giving them the opportunity to finally suspend someone for a long time, thus appearing to be a well-run league. Now the apologists can point to this incident and say, “see? NHL discipline can be tough when it’s warranted!”…

    Doesn’t change the fact that the no-suspension on Chara was absolutely B.S.

  9. SeriousFan09 says:

    Matt Cooke has been suspended for the remainder of the season and the 1st round of the playoffs, which pretty means he is done because the Pens are good and screwed for the playoffs w/o Crosby and Malkin.

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

    • punkster says:

      Unfortunately that idiot will be back on the ice at some point in the future and someone else will pay for his stupidity.

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

    • _Habsoloutly_ says:

      Is there any explanation why Cammy got suspended for a minor slash to the ankles and Vinny gets nothing for taking a dangerous two-baseball swing at PK’s torso?

      • punkster says:

        Make one up. Campbell does all the time.

        ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • jimmy shaker says:

        Remember when Vinny almost (allegedly) was going to become a hab? Ahhhh, but now we have gomer……as much as he sucks right now in all areas of the ice and his game, he does step up come playoff time, something to look forward to I guess.

        Shaker

        • Ian says:

          You’re not the only person who I’ve seen write something about how Gomez picks up his play in the post season. I think this is a poorly supported statement. He HAS stepped up in the post season. saying he will again is like saying if st louis makes the playoffs, Halak will stand on his head and win the first two rounds. We can hope Gomez will play like he did last playoffs, we can also hope he will become the point per game player he once was. But to count on it is something i wouldn’t do.

    • observer says:

      He lost them the game yesterday. I doubt he’ll be on that team next year.

    • RetroMikey says:

      So if Pittsburgh is screwed, where does that leave us without Markov and our injuries as well?
      Don’t be narrow minded Robert, be fair when assessing other teams.
      Be fair.

      “We will win the Cup one day only with ? in the nets “

  10. smiler2729 says:

    Matt Cooke gone for rest of season and 1st round… not long enough

    *Perfectly content as a HABS I/O member for 3 years 16 weeks… now forced here, grrrrrrr.

  11. secretdragonfly says:

    Excellent work as always, Robert. What do you say we all chip in and buy Danny K a pair of winter boots, for cryin’ out loud?

  12. Bugs says:

    I like how you can edit even AFTER someone’s replied to ya. That way, you can go back, change what you said, then say “What? I never said that!” later on.
    That’s gonna be the neutron bomb in my spin-factor arsenal.

    Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy goes by the moniker L. Bugs Potter, esq.

  13. SeriousFan09 says:

    Manny Malhotra’s season is over due to the eye injury he suffered earlier this season. Thank you very much you knuckle-dragging, cement-headed know-nothing ‘Old-Time Hockey’ thugs who demonized the visor for the last 30 goddamn years.

    When is the madness going to stop?

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  14. king ddd says:

    sorry HIO staffs, but i have to be honest here.i am not a big fan of this website’s make over. anywho thats just my opinion.so which d should we keep this summer. imo, i think we sould sign marky, georges, and wiz. that leaves hammr. jaro and gill. i would let go sopel, and trade weber. personnaly i would love to see

    Marky-pk
    georges-gill
    hammr-wiz

    ** Buck Fruins **

    • Ian says:

      I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, I’d like to see Jaro gone, but he’s still on the books for another year. And that’s not because I don’t think he’s any good, I mean he’s an okay 6th but I’d like to see some of the other guys instead.
      I’d like to see
      Gill-Weber
      PK-Gorges
      Markov-Wiz
      Spacek – 7
      I wouldn’t “like” to see jaro there but my point is he’s still got another year. I’d even be happy with piccard as our 7th. If they could trade Spacek over the summer for someone cheaper and at the skill set of piccard I wouldn’t complain.

      Any ideas why Gorges and Markov haven’t negotiated a new contract? it’s making me nervous :S

  15. smiler2729 says:

    Remember all the cryin’ cuz Gauthier dealt Cedric Desjardins for Ramo? Where’s Cedric the Goaler now?

    And all the “experts” calling for Avtsin to be a top 6 forward in training camp… yeah, 4 goals in 48 games in the AHL, super.

    Perfectly content as a HABS I/O member for 3 years 16 weeks… now forced here, grrrrrrr.

    • Bugs says:

      And where the hell is Ramo now?

      Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy goes by the moniker L. Bugs Potter, esq.

      • SeriousFan09 says:

        With a Win-loss record better than any KHL goalie in the last 3 years. Desjardins isn’t even in the top 20 for AHL goaltenders.

        - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

        • Bugs says:

          Oooo, the KHL.
          You know, Yahoo, if I could somehow be convinced that Chris Simon woulda made the AHL All-Star Game as well as the KHL one, maybe I’d be more open to the comparison between both leagues’ talent pools…

          Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy goes by the moniker L. Bugs Potter, esq.

          • SeriousFan09 says:

            Chris Simon hit 4 targets in 5 shots in the KHL All-Star Game.
            Jeremy Williams hit 4 targets in 8 shots in the AHL All-Star Game.

            I do my homework Bugs. AHL is also the home to a lot of players who aren’t fast enough or have the hockey sense for the NHL. KHL players like Evgeni Kuznetsov and Vladimir Tarasenko broke the 2011 Canadian WJC team not too long ago.

            - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

          • Bugs says:

            Target shooting, Yahoo? Is THAT the guage? I hit 4 outta 5 last week. My 4-yr-old niece hit 4 outta 5 with the nerfs.
            You wanna show that the AHL is as crappy as the KHL because it has the same amounta guys who couldn’t crack the NHL, that’s fine, that’s proving my point. Plenty of GARAGE leagues have players who weren’t “fast enough or have enough hockey sense” for the NHL either, same thing, that’s my POINT.
            The NHL doesn’t. If it DID, Ramo would still be there.
            So whoopee-do, but I’m as impressed with Ramo in the KHL as I am with Chris Simon hittin 4 outta 5 in…(rolls eyes) target practice: it don’t mean NUTHIN in the NHL.
            Nuthin.
            Heck, I bet Ramo’s numbers would be even BETTER playing in said garage leagues but so what? “OMG, Ramo has a 0.945 sv % for the Laval Double-Dink Chargers! He’s gonna be GREAT behind Price next year!”
            C’mon, Yahoo…

            Chillin like MacMillan, potty-boy goes by the moniker L. Bugs Potter, esq.

          • SeriousFan09 says:

            There is not one person who would say Desjardins AHL performances are superior to Ramo’s KHL play this year. He’s better, that’s all there is to it and I’ll take the Finn over the Francophone. Desjardins has failed to raise his play as he moves closer and closer to his prime years as an athlete, Ramo has.

            I’m a futurist Bugs and Ramo has a hell of a lot better chance at being an NHL netminder than Desjardins.

            - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  16. LA Loyalist says:

    At the Kings/Ducks game Sat night the guy from Five for Fighting was at the game, and they showed the video at the intermission from them playing “Chances” outside at the Calgary Heritage Classic, lots of cheers from the crowd when they showed Habs (am I allowed to say that?) coming out for the game. It looked freaking cold, I’ll tell you.

  17. SeriousFan09 says:

    Karri Ramo’s season is over. Avangard Omsk was shut out 2-0 today in a Game 7 and were eliminated from the KHL playoffs.

    My prediction for Ramo’s future? Either his playing rights will be dealt this summer or he signs a deal to be a backup behind Carey so he could build his value to NHL teams a bit. Depends how many teams are fishing for goaltending this summer.

    - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

    • I_SAY_FIGHT says:

      will he be an RFA or UFA im not sure how it works is it age or year in the league ?
      edit : I found it “Contract (Montréal loses NHL’s rights June 30, 2014)”

      ———–
      ”Playing goal is like being shot at.” – Jacques Plante

  18. LA Loyalist says:

    Thanks Robert, I’m sure we were all especially worried about Danny Kristo.

    FYI, here is a great article on Koivu for those interested.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/koivu-292930-ducks-faceoffs.html

  19. nickster13 says:

    SO im debating the NHL disciplinary process. Why is it only the agressor is interviewed? like Cooke on the phone right now. Of course he will pitch his innocence, much like Chara likely did. So whats the point? Either talk to both the victim and the agressor, or none, and then inform them. Anyone else think this is dumb?

    • LA Loyalist says:

      1. Sometimes the victim is coma-toast
      2. the person hit by the train may not have seen said train

      But you have point that context may help determine intent, and even with all the camera angles available I think your idea is worth discussing.

      • nickster13 says:

        thankfully we havent had anyone become a vegetable yet that cant speak and say their side of the story. But either way i think its legitimate since there are 2 sides to every coin

    • observer says:

      Chara just by phone! But Cooke has to go to another country and appear in person! Must be a long one coming. BTW- They had no intention of suspending Chara and they probably used an 800 number to reach him.

    • observer says:

      If Penguins dropped Cooke, would Bruins pick him up after suspension ends?

  20. Danno says:

    The way the big club has scooped up so many of the prospects I was wondering if there were any left.

    Thanks again for the great report Robert!

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
    http://dennis-kane.com/

    • punkster says:

      Hey Danno, how did you get the link attached to your name?

      ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • Danno says:

        It’s very easy. Just go down the page and above the comment box and click on your username. Or go to “edit your profile” at the top of the home page and click.
        Your profile will come up.
        Now go down the page and enter a website link in the little box under Contact Info.
        Got to the bottom of the page and hit Update Profile.
        Easy.

        I see you already have a link to a Miles Davis site.

        I really love Kind of Blue.

        “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”
        http://dennis-kane.com/

  21. citizenSanto says:

    Thanks again for the great read serious.

    …………………………………………………………………
    Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
    – Augustine of Hippo

  22. Ian Cobb says:

    Robert, you continue to give us great reads on our youth movement. I am sure everyone appreciates your contribution on here as much as I do. Thanks!

    Ian Cobb

  23. observer says:

    Re: “LW Andrew Conboy took 37 minutes of penalties, including a game misconduct for “Abuse of officials” on Saturday night.”

    Sounds like he’s ready for Thursday night’s game in Boston.

  24. Jimmy9Toes says:

    I was hoping for more points from Avstin. Maybe he needs more time to get used to the North American game.

    • DearyLeary says:

      That’s part of it, the other part is that he’s a teenager playing pro hockey. He’s got a high ceiling, and having been to a few Bulldogs game I’ve seen it first hand.

      The AHL is a great place for prospects to find their consistency, and I think that Avstin is still a few years away from an NHL level. Look for significant growth next year, as he’s gotten better over the season (despite the lack of production).

    • SeriousFan09 says:

      Avtsin also only played 30 games last year (missing the 2nd half of the KHL season due to injury) and is basically a kid playing in a men’s league, needs to do a lot more strength training and getting used to how the NA game is played. He’s young, it’ll take time but he’s got some slick hands. 4th-round pick, you’re pretty damn pleased when they work out at all.

      - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  25. habsfansince91 says:

    Great job as usual! Correct me if I’m mistaken but didn’t the habs sign him to a three year contract before the season started? So will Kristo be playing in the AHL next year or is he going to be back in the NCAA.

    • SeriousFan09 says:

      If Kristo was signed to a professional contract he would have to leave NCAA hockey behind. NCAA forbids players from having signed any ‘pro deals’ up to and including Canadian Major Junior hockey to maintain eligibility to play. However since he’s NCAA, The Canadiens hold his rights until 2013 (Basically when he’s done 4 seasons of NCAA Hockey), partially why NHL teams like college kids in the later rounds, you can take more years letting them develop before being committed to signing them on contract.

      He could be AHL next year, or the team may decide to let him play another year of NCAA and dominate, which couldn’t hurt, one Mike Cammalleri spent three years at University of Michigan.

      - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

    • Bill J says:

      They signed Leblanc (that was who you where likely thinking of)

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