Patrick…one to watch!
Week Of 11/12 to 11/18
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Pavel Brendl Calgary WHL 17 21 16 37 12 19
This Week: 2 GP, 3 G, 1 A, 4 P, 4 PIM, +3
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Jamie Lundmark Seattle WHL 10 10 6 16 17 -2
This Week: 3 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, 8 PIM, -2
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Filip Novak Regina WHL 21 9 16 25 17 11
This Week: 2 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 P, 0 PIM, -1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Garret Bembridge Saskatoon WHL 21 13 13 26 12 -6
This Week: 2 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, 2 PIM, -1
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Evgeny Gusakov Baie-Comeau QMJHL 23 6 12 18 60 -1
This Week: No Games Played
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Premsyl Duben Baie-Comeau QMJHL 17 0 6 6 20 -6
This Week: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM, N/A
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Nathan Martz New Hampshire HE 10 1 3 4 6 -1
This Week: 2 GP, 0 G, 2 A, 2 P, 0 PIM, Even
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Patrick Aufiero Boston U. HE 8 1 2 3 6 -1 Read more»
American press. Well, maybe Vaclav Prospal should sometimes choose his words
more carefully, but most europeans offer the clichés that are expected from
them. Read the press in their home country and it´s a different story.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks forward Jonas Rönnqvist´s comments in the Swedish press
after being dispatched to the minors was anything but clichés as he
criticized the team.
knee injury. It´s sick, I can´t play up to my capacity.” Rönnqvist was also
quoted in the article as saying that the team should have brought up someone
from the farm team to replace him while he nursed his injury, but that it
was a question of the team not wanting to spend any extra money.
the Flyers´ medical staff. There´s not that much difference, right ? Of
course, one has to take the difference in stature between the two players
into consideration. Lindros was a superstar captain and Rönnqvist is a depth
player, so it´s not front page news, but Anaheim General Manager Pierre
Gauthier will nevertheless be less than amused to read such comments about
the organization. If he ever gets to read them that is.
NHL club in the Swedish press. This can to a large extent be attributed to
the difference in the Read more»
PLAYER OF THE WEEK….. Finally Alexei Kovalev may be reaching his
BANGED UP….. The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to good start this year
CARELESS WITH THE STICK….. The 20 game suspensio Read more»
Buffalo sports fans can attest to the agony of having one of their teams’ make it to the championship round in consecutive years, only to end up the loser, as the Buffalo Bills did in the early 90’s. Rochester has experienced this feeling the last two years, as they watched their Rochester Americans lose twice in the Calder Cup finals. The hope was that the 2000-01 edition of the Amerks could at last finish the job, but early returns suggest that this team may not be up to the task.
It is probably no surprise that the Amerks have struggled this season, as they are missing the likes of J.P. Dumont, Maxim Afinogenov, Dimitri Kalinin and Denis Hamel, all players currently with the Buffalo Sabres who were involved in last year’s run to the AHL finals. In addition, offensive star Domenic Pittis has moved on to the Edmonton organization, which has further depleted Rochester’s firepower. In addition to the loss of some highly skilled players, the Amerks 99-00 MVP, goaltender Mika Noronen, has been just average so far this year.
The talent drain shows in Rochester’s current team statistics, as they are currently 3rd in the AHL’s Mid-Atlantic division, and 12th overall. The Amerks power play is ranked 13th (out of 20 teams), while their penalty killing unit is 14th in the AHL. Offensively, Rochester is tied for 12th overall in goals scored, which is a further indication of the erosion of talent.
The main focus of this article will be to update the play of some of Buffalo’s leg Read more»