Update on Manitoba Moose players

by Kirk Pedersen
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Review of the play of individual players for Manitoba, the head farm club of the Canucks, to this point.

Starting from the top, Tyler Bouck has been a good addition to the Moose roster since coming over with Todd Warriner and Trevor Letowski from Phoenix in exchange for Drake Berehowsky and Denis Pederson, who have both pretty much resumed their respective waking comas after good starts with Phoenix. Bouck, however, has added to the grit and tenacity that is already in high supply with the Moose. We’re already very aware that he won’t be an offensive producer at any level, but he will still provide third and fourth line grit and energy to any team he plays for. At this point, a stop in Vancouver appears unlikely.

When the Canucks went looking for a back-up goaltender in September’s Waiver Draft, GM Brian Burke figured he had found a diamond in the rough in Martin Brochu. Whilst thousands of Canuck fans across Canada scratched their collective heads about the decision; Brochu set out to show Canuck fans that he wasn’t another career minor-leaguer. Unfortunately, he failed. His lack of success as a back-up for the Canucks could be attributed to two things, which could or could not be directly related: a.) when he gets scored on, he becomes a victim of the ‘Uh-oh, here we go again..’ syndrome which effects the confidence of goaltenders young and old. b.) Dan Cloutier started out well, despite the team’s lack of success, and that relegated Brochu to being a bench-warmer for a good amount of the games. That said, he hasn’t earned much of the playing Read more»

Colorado Prospect Update (2/17/02)

by Brandon LeBourveau
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Juniors:

Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 7 GP, 7 G, 1 A, 8 P, 6 PIM, +5
Stats: 40 GP, 30 G, 30 A, 60 P, 48 PIM, +3

Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Stats: 50 GP, 2 G, 14 A, 16 P, 59 PIM, +23

Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Stats: 31 GP, 9-16-4, 3.54 GAA. .875 SV%

Charlie Stephens, Center, London (OHL)
Stats: 50 GP, 21 G, 27 A, 48 P, 47 PIM, -19

Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Stats: 55 GP, 15 G, 11 A, 26 P, 226 PIM, -13

Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Stats: 15 GP, 4-9-2, 3.98 GAA, .870 SV%

Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Stats: 53 GP 5 G, 26 A, 31 P, 31 PIM, +2

Colt King, Left Wing, North Bay (OHL)
Stats: 47 GP, 12 G, 9 A, 21 P, 102 PIM, -22

Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Stats: 53 GP, 10 G, 13 A, 23 P, 104 PIM, +6

Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 47 GP, 32 G, 46 A, 78 P, 114 PIM, +43

Scott Horvath, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (UMass-Amherst, HE) 15 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 8 PIM, -2
Stats: (Toronto-OHL) 15 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 P, 19 PIM, +4

Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 4 GP, 3.11 GAA, .919 SV%, 1 SHO
Stats: 34 GP, 20-9-4, 2.31 GAA, .919 SV%

Pierre-Luc Emond, Center, Cape Breton (QMJHL) Read more»

Jackets Farm Update

by Aaron Vickers
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SYRACUSE CRUNCH NEWS

Forward David Ling was re-assigned to the Crunch after a brief stint with the Blue Jackets.

Syracuse has signed 24 year old defenseman Paul Traynor to a PTO. Traynor, a former 7th round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 1995, appeared in 45 games with South Carolina in the ECHL this season.

The Crunch have returned Preston Mizzi to Dayton of the ECHL. The Crunch have also released Matt Libby and Blaine McCauley from their PTO’s.

As of Friday, February 15th
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An Interview with Danny Bois

by Jason Ahrens
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Danny Bois is a gritty forward who can be deployed in a number of ways, as a defensive forward, as an agitator or as an offensive winger.

Hockeys Future– Dan can you tell our readers a bit about yourself, where you grew up, what style of play you play?

Dan Bois– I grew up in Thunder Bay a city in northern Ontario. I’m a power forward who likes to go up and down the wings and hit everyone I see.

HF– At what point growing up did you realize that you had a future in the OHL?

Bois– Probably two years ago.(laughs) The year I was drafted by the Knights, that’s pretty much it, I never thought that it would happen.

HF– Were there any major influences growing up on your hockey career?

Bois– Both of my parents, my Mom and Dad were big supporters of me.

HF– This is your 2nd season with the Knights, what type of progress have you seen in your game?

Bois– Its supposed to get easier each year, but I haven’t been scoring much this year as well as I did last year, but I’ve been trying to play defensively and put the team first.

HF– As you mentioned your offensive numbers are down this year, do you feel the added pressure, or the extra responsibilities of being Captain have been a factor in this?

Bois– Well, no. Last year I was left alone in front of the net on the power play, nobody knew who I was. This year teams are paying more attention to me and its been a lot harder.

HF– Tell me a bit about your draft day experience, did you attend it and wh Read more»

Oilers youngsters named to AHL All-Star game

by Steve Morrow
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Sven Butenschon, Jason Chimera, and Brian Swanson all participated in the AHL All-Star game on February 14th. Butenschon led the way with three assists, Chimera had one goal and one assist, while Swanson chipped in one assist. Although Swanson may not have had the game he would have liked, he did tie with Nathan Dempsey in the Koho Accuracy Shooting event, as both hit four targets in seven attempts.

Also, Ales Hemsky has now been the player of the week in the QMJHL twice this season.

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