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Former NHLer’s in Europe Part II

This week we will continue to look at former NHL players who are now playing in Europe.
 
Jaromir Jagr
Avangard Omsk

Jagr is clearly not the offensive force that he was in his heyday with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he has become quite a mentor to younger KHL players, while recording 14 points in 19 games for sixth place Avangard Omsk. However, Jagr’s most impressive feat this year was leading an undermanned Czech squad to World Championship gold against a heavily favoured Russian squad that featured Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk and Gonchar.
 
Miroslav Satan
HC Slovan Bratislava

Satan is hoping to land another midseason NHL contract as he did with the Boston Bruins last year. In the meantime, Satan registered eight points during a three game contract with Slovan Bratislava of the Slovak league. Satan can still find the back of the net and may yet have another crack at the NHL.
 

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News from the Farm: 10/28/10

It’s time once again to have a look toward the future by recapping the week that was for the Southeast Division’s AHL affiliates. We’re on track this week, with much less to catch up on than our debut last Thursday, so this should go much more smoothly.

Let’s get to it then, News from the Farm:

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Minor Issues 10/28

Sometimes, there are significant things to write about in the world of minor league hockey. Other times, there are not. For those times, I’ll write one of these posts and let you, the dedicated reader, decide what interests you.


The AHL candidates for 2011 will be announced today at 3:00pm ET. The actual ceremony will be held January 31 at the AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey, PA. (more)


Also from the AHL, David Andrews, the AHL President and CEO, was presented with the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. (other winners)

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Souray Being Souray

from David Staples of The Cult of Hockey,

Sheldon Souray broke his hand in a fight with Matt Clackson of Adirondack and is out for two weeks, reportsTim Leone, hockey writer for the Patriot News.

“Turns out Clackson did some damage to Hershey last weekend. With his face,” Leone tweeted.

“Bears head coach Mark French said the break is not deemed serious and is expected to sideline the defenseman for two weeks.”

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Report- Nylander Suffers Broken Neck

from the Afton Bladet translated),

Michael Nylander had the puck near the boards during an AHL game for his Rochester in Grand Rapids back Brendan Smith took the bullet. Rigging took offense at the Swede who fell to the ice in pain.

I had poked the puck down when I was tackled into the boards. The player was almost over my head. The only model. I thought I had broken collarbone in fact. It did not feel good at all, “said Nylander.

38-year-old could get the ice under their own steam but then asked about getting to go to hospital where he was X-ray. Once in the hospital bed, the doctors came then with a shock clearance.

There are two neck vertebrae that have been broken. I do not know how bad it is but the doctors will operate on me soon so we’ll see after the surgery.

continued (not translated)

I did a quick search regarding the injury which was first thought to be a arm, hand or wrist injury.

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Former NHLer’s in Europe

This week I will take a look at some former NHL players now playing in various European leagues. With the implementation of the salary cap, the average NHL players’ career is now ending when they hit their mid-thirties, as GM’s round out their roster with younger, less expensive options. This recent trend has led to an influx of big name players, such as Pavol Demitra and Evgeni Nabokov, heading overseas for better contracts and a chance to lengthen their career. Do most of these players repeat their NHL success overseas or are they clearly at the twilight of their careers?

Dominik Hasek
Spartak

Hasek was signed last summer after leading HC Pardubice to the Czech Extraliga championship. However, Hasek has struggled this year with a 4-10 record, a 2.80 GAA and a .898 save percentage as Spartak currently sit 18th out of 23 KHL teams.

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Another Domi

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

It probably isn’t the best week to be introducing you to Max Domi.

That’s because we are obliged to report that the 15-year-old son of retired NHL tough guy Tie Domi was suspended this week for eight games for his part in a line brawl in  a  Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) minor midget AAA game between his Don Mills Flyers and their arch rivals, the Toronto Marlies.

So right away, you’re going to start connecting the dots… son of Tie Domi… line brawl… 8-game suspension… a real chip off the old block, right?

Wrong.

The reason for getting to know Max is not because he’s a minor hockey enforcer cut from the same cloth as his dad but because he’s precisely the opposite—a talented, highly-skilled playmaking, goal-scoring centre who is, by most accounts, the top prospect available in this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selection, aka the minor midget draft.

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U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Class Of 2010 Inducted

from USA Hockey,

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2010—Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, Dr. V. George Nagobads and Jeremy Roenick—was formally enshrined here tonight at an induction ceremony and dinner held at HSBC Arena, home of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres. Nearly 400 people were on hand for the night’s sold-out celebration.

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News from the Farm: 10/21/10

If you’re looking for an update on Aunt Bessie’s cow, or information on last summer’s harvest, look on.

If, however, you’re looking for news and information on the top minor league affiliates of the NHL’s Southeast Division clubs, you’re in the right place.

In years past, I would run News from Norfolk as a regular feature on Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate and now, News from the Farm will feature the Charlotte Checkers, Chicago Wolves, Hershey Bears and Rochester Americans along with the Admirals, to follow the progress of the Southeast’s future stars at the AHL level (and, at least for now, Michael Nylander and Sheldon Souray too).

We’ll look at game results, standings, league and team-leading scorers and goaltenders, pick a player of the week, have a glance at the schedule ahead and keep you abreast of any other developments for these players and their clubs.

Thursday seemed as good a day as any for this weekly feature, so that’s where it will be slotted in to start (and this week, as the first installment, there’s plenty of AHL action to catch up on).

Without further delay, News from the Farm:

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Huet Doing OK In Switzerland

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

He believes he still has the game to be an NHL goalie. But since the Hawks are still on the hook for another year next season at $5.625 million, he’s likely stuck in Europe until the team buys him out.

“I don’t know what Chicago’s intentions are for next year,” said Huet, who went 26-14-8 with a 2.50 GAA last season in Chicago. “I’ll probably be in the same situation with my salary and not playing in the NHL. It’s really not up to me, but we’ll see what happens next year.”

For now, he’s making the best of being back in Switzerland, where he tended goal for four seasons before heading to Los Angeles in 2002. While he’s a native of France, Huet married a Swiss woman, so the move made sense on the personal side of things. He also obtained his Swiss passport earlier this week.

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