Danville Wings first year defenseman Chris Busby will suit up in a Redhawk
Busby will be joining former Wings players, Todd Grant (freshman) and Derek
PITTSBURGH FORGE NAHL JUNIOR A …… NEWS :
One of the top Canadian players at the WJC in the Czech Republic was Moose Jaw Warriors forward
When did you start playing hockey?
This was when I was about four years old. I started skating and soon after that also
Where did you start playing the game?
I was born in Edmonton and this was the place where I started playing.
Who brought you to the game?
My dad, he loves the game very much even if he didn’t play. He taught me skating and gave
Your favorite NHL team?
Before I was drafted by the Washington Capitals it was the Edmonton Oilers team. As an Edmonton
What is your biggest success in hockey so far?
Playing the first NHL game was an unbelievable feeling, something I never forget. Definitely
But how did you feel when you were sent to the Moose Jaw Warriors after the first NHL
It was very tough for me, I wanted to stay for the whole season, of course. But now I have
Third-year defenseman, Andre Lakos, is now with the Utah Grizzlies. In exchange, the Devils obtained veteran forward, Vareri Kamensky from the Dallas Stars. Since the Devils have had goal-scoring problems, the acquisition of the forward who bagged 38 goals (1995-96) and wears a Stanley Cup ring (same year with Colorado), might bolster the New Jersey offense. (Cynics would point to his less-than-stellar record with the New York Rangers, but optimists would point out that Kamensky had injuries the last few years.)
Lakos, a big (6’6″, 240#) defenseman, has NHL potential. In his first two years in Albany, a shoulder injury diminished some of his effectiveness. Generally steady on the blue line and good at reading plays, Lakos has been reliable on defense. Last season, he won the plus/minus award in the league for one month (at +13).
The one element of Lakos’ game which never quite developed, and which might eventually surface, is physical play. For a big and strong kid, he hesitated to hammer opposing forwards into the boards. Checks were more like bumps into other passengers on the subway instead of “get out of my way, bozo” that, for example, Colin White says to opponents with his shoulder.
Shortly after the Lakos trade (in which the Devils also agreed to give Dallas the ill-defined “future considerations”), New Jersey inked former Hartford Wolf*Pack defenseman Benjamin Carpentier (then on a professional tryout contract) to a season-long deal in Albany.
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