Hamilton Bulldogs Mid-Season Report Card
As the Bulldogs progress through the 2001-2002 season, we have seen them
30 Ty CONKLIN – Plays well until he gives up a bad goal, then usually
35 Marc LAMOTHE – Very solid in net. Gives up a softie once in a while,
4 Ales PISA – Reads plays well both offensively and defensively. Not
5 Chris HAJT – Good defensive awareness, but needs to play with more of
6 Alex HENRY –Read more»
Jackets CHL Prospect Update
Western Hockey League
Shane Bendera – G – Kelowna Rockets
Ben Knopp – RW – Kamloops Blazers
Kiel McLeod – C – Kelowna Rockets
SYRACUSE CRUNCH NEWS
LWer Mathieu Darche has been called up by the Blue Jackets. Darche, one of the most prolific scorers in CIAU history, has tallied a Crunch-high 16 goals in 35 games this season. In his previous stint with the Jackets, he managed one goal in seven games.
To make room for Darche, RWer Robert Kron has been sent down by the Jackets. Kron has managed two goals and eight assists in 43 games for the Jackets.
As of Friday, January 25th
Flames Forward Marc Savard has seen his entire season become mired in controversy. All seemed to be going well for Savard in Calgary going into the season, but he’s had a dismal year up to this point; he’s had a clash with the system the team plays; disgruntled over being bumped of star player Jarome Iginla’s line, and has constantly quarreled with coach Greg Gilbert. Savard is an offensively gifted player on an offensively starved team, and he should be a tremendous part of the group, but he’s not. Now its up to GM Craig Button to decide whether its worth it to keep Savard and try to resolve the situation, or deal the most marketable of your expendable players to help shore up extremely the poor depth up front.
Four games into the season Savard was kneed by Detroit winger Darren McCarty, and sustained a knee injury that kept him out of the lineup for six weeks. In his absence Iginla was paired with Craig Conroy and the two, along with Roman Turek, carried the team to a 13-2-2 start. When Savard came back, the team started to slump. It was unsure what do with Savard, because of the success Iginla and Conroy had enjoyed.
Eventually, Iginla was primarily kept on Conroy’s line and Savard was forced to play with less talented linemates, and saw his
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