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With the news that Nabokov was potentially injured, I quickly grabbed Greiss up in my hockey pool, just in case. I then went to check out his stats on the Worcester Sharks webpage and noticed that he had a large red X next to his name. Usually, this means a player has been called up.
If he gets called up later today, this won’t be the first time that a website had been updated way before the press was notified of the transaction. Why is this? Do the GMs really say - ‘quick, call the webmaster in Worcester and let them know we’re calling up Greiss asap. Then, after lunch or when you have time, let the press know.’ Just sayin…....this seems quite odd.
Has there ever been such a dynamic and enthusiastic prospect as Nathan Gerbe before? Last night he potted 3 goals to lead Portland over Worcester.
It isn’t just his scoring or his disproportionate size to most other players that makes him shine, but rather his Favre like enthusiasm approach to the game.
This is really the difference between Ovechkin and Crosby, one plays with a smile on his face and the other seems to sour his mood after every play. With Gerbe you get talent, determination, along with a brilliant smile. You just have to see him play to believe it - he’s not just punching a work ticket each time he gets on the ice, but rather the arena seems to be where he comes to life.
Let me first just say I’m happy to be one of the first old-school members on KK to post to the blog section. Hopefully I’ll be able to contribute more down the road.
On to the news:
According to the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, Chicago has plans to trade their 6.75 million goaltender to the New Jersey Devils soon. It sounds like they won’t be asking for much in return. According to the Herald, it sounds like the Devils might bite.
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A lot of talk lately about the young guns in the NHL. Its one way to help sell the future of the game in some markets as well as for the league. But forecasting someone’s development is an inexact science.
Here in the valley of the sun, the Great One decided it was best to give one of his potential future stars a night off and a chance to see the game from a different vantage point. Kyle Turris was a healthy scratch against Calgary, a team that has owned the Yotes for a few years now.
But fear not, Turris is expected to be in the line up Thursday night in the “Garage” which might be considered a home game for him. Should be interesting to see how he responds.
The Coyotes’ official blogger has a piece posted where he interviews Turris on this. Check it out: http://coyotes.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=390467
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