CH_fan_in_TO - (Andrew Smith)

Member since November 16, 2007

Toronto

Habs fan since: Since I was borm
Favorite current player: Komisarek #8
All-time favorite player: Nilan #30

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  • Comment on Habs make minor deal (2008-02-08 16:43:53)
    Not sure...this is where I read it originally: Canadiens Sign Free Agent Brock Trotter 8th February, 2008 - 3:05 am RealGM Staff Report - Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of free agent centreman Brock Trotter to a three-year contract (2007-08 to 2009-10). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. He will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday. In 2007-08 the 20-year-old Trotter played in 24 games with the University of Denver Pioneers, his third season with the NCAA team. He led the team with 31 points in 24 games (13 goals, 18 assists), and registered 18 penalty minutes. The 5’10’, 180-pound forward native of Brandon, Manitoba led the Pioneers in scoring with 40 points in 40 games in 2006-07 (16 goals, 24 assists). He registered 76 points (32 goals, 44 assists) and 42 penalty minutes in three seasons with Denver (79 games).
  • Comment on Habs make minor deal (2008-02-08 16:21:01)
    Trotter could be a good pick-up down the road or decent trade bait....was ranked as the # 7 NCAA prospect by HF heading into last years draft...Don't forget that Penner was a FA coming out of Uni..... 7. Brock Trotter, C Redshirted Freshman, University of Denver 5'10 170 lbs. DOB: 9/18/87 Shoots: Right NHL Central Scouting final ranking: N/A 2006-07 season: A year after suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, Brock Trotter emerged as a better, wiser and more appreciative player. The Brandon, MB native led the Pioneers with 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) playing in all 40 games this season. His 24 assists also led the team. He was the first freshman to lead Denver in scoring in two decades. Trotter's stellar season earned him the team's Leading Scorer and "Star of the Year" awards. Talent Analysis: Trotter is an instinctive, multi-dimensional player who is equally adept in both offensive and defensive situations. He possesses great vision, awareness and anticipation, and utilizes those attributes effectively regardless of where he is on the ice. While Trotter is not an overly physical player, he has the capability to deliver some pretty solid checks. One of Trotter's greatest assets are his hands, whether it's in making nice tape-to-tape passes or keeping the puck on his stick. Continuing to add size and strength should help to not only make Trotter tougher to play against but also add power to his quickness and speed. Denver head coach George Gwozdecky's comments on Trotter: "After sitting out a year, Brock was starting over again in many ways, especially in his timing and confidence. He is the kind of athlete, not only physically but also intelligence-wise, where he picked it up again pretty quickly. We're very fortunate that Brock has the skills and the attitude that makes him as good in our own zone as he is the offensive zone and that's kind of player that you can build around."
  • Comment on Huet gets start tomorrow vs. Islanders (2007-11-20 16:32:58)
    Carbo has to start alternating Georges and Brisebois on more of a regular basis. Brisebois is looking slower with each game, loses battles for the puck on the forecheck then starts running around in his own end - veterans shouldn't be doing that on a regular basis. We'd be better off seeing what Georges has. If Georges doesn't pan out, call up Obyrne and keep Breezer as your # 7 until he retires at the end of the year. With regards to Grabvosky, he hasn't impressed and needs to learn how to play in his own end. They should send him down to Hamilton and start alternating bringing various guys up to see what they can bring to the table (preferably those that don't have to clear waivers.) Keeps the youngters motivated and sends the veterans a message.