October 15 2012 04:19PM
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October 15 2012 03:15PM
Late last week, Mike Gillis appeared on the Team1040 and revealed that Alex Edler is suffering from a bulging disc in his back. As a result of his injury, Edler remains on the club's payroll.
October 15 2012 12:01PM
If the NHL lockout weren't ongoing (with no end in sight, and more games likely to get cancelled this week), Canucks fans would be looking forward to tonight's tilt between the revamped Carolina Hurricanes, and the hometown Canucks. Thankfully, the game won't take place, which is good news for people who hate Semin/Semen jokes.
Unlike the Hurricanes, I'll quit Staaling and preview other entertainment options you might consider in hockey's absence this evening!
October 15 2012 12:13AM
Zack Kassian was a handful in the preseason against Rockford and he was a handful this weekend too. (Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)
Playing two games in less than 24 hours is pretty standard for the AHL, so Sunday's tilt between the Wolves and the IceHogs might have been expected to be not as energetic as Saturday night's season opener. But it wasn't. In pushing the tempo the whole game, both teams set themselves up for a wide-open, skate-till-you're-gassed third period; it should be no suprise that six of the game's eight goals came in the final stanza. On the whole, the Wolves were better and fully deserving of their 5-3 win, even if it made for a scary finish.
Sunday's game was also a great example of how score effects work. Despite outchancing the IceHogs 17-9 by the time they'd scored their third goal of the game and looking just as dominant, the flow changed course. Rockford carried the play for the rest of the game, picking up 13 chances in the game's final 15 minutes to take the overall total 22-20. Eddie Lack was huge in the third and the forwards found the goal scoring touch that was lacking on Saturday night, get four of their five goals from gilt-edged chances. Oh and Zack Kassian was a monster.
More notes and stuff after the jump.
October 14 2012 10:03AM
Across the Nations this week: the fantasy world some bloggers are living in, what the lockout is doing to careers, the value of a starting goalie, full team previews for every club in the NHL, how a trade 25 years ago is still powering the Pittsburgh Penguins, and much more.