Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday updates, now with a side of stuffing

The QMJHL has released its players of the week and the Offensive player of the week award goes to Jordan Caron of the Rimouski Oceanic while the Defensive player of the week was Captain Alex of the Saint John Sea Dogs. Good things happened when Captain Alex rejoined the Sea Dogs line-up. They started winning. According to the QMJHL website
The blueliner managed a goal and two assists while posting a +3 rating in two Saint John wins. Moreover, he was a physical presence in both games, distributing five bodychecks. Finally, the Sea Dogs were perfect with a man down as opponents failed to register a goal in seventeen power-play opportunities.
Also rans include that little Maxime Gougeon fellow (Rimouski Oceanic), Gabriel Lemieux (Cataractes) and Sea Dogs goaltender Robert Mayer.

The Sportsnet CHL hot/not list puts the Quebec Remparts in the Hot list (so hot that even J Roy has the second highest GAA in the league next to Moncton's Nicola Riopel) and their Russian import Dmitri Kugryshev is the hot player of the week. The cold team are the still winless Val d'Or Foreurs and this week's cold player is last week's hottie (and QMJHL offensive player for last week) Angelo Esposito of the Montreal Junior, who was held off the point cards (and my dance card) all week even against the super-poopy Halifax Mooseheads (I still love you my sweet Moose). He just stands there and occasionally skates in circles. I don't think Angelo even tries...he has a bad case of the "2007-2008 Mooseheads syndrome". Me, Me, Me.

It is fun picking on NHL first round draft picks that are not on my team (It turns out that I am as mean as the old men on the boards, therefor I receive only the privilege of thinking about biting my left one)

The Augusta Lynx have made their first round of cuts and my darling P-O Pelletier is NOT amongst the cuts. Whew. While his name is not listed on the current roster (which includes only players from the last pre-season game), according to an article on Our Sports Central:

...the team released forwards Matt Hartman and Igor Karlov, as well as defensemen Jim Jensen and Josh Peterson from their training camp roster today. These moves follow a previous round of cuts from Saturday, in which the club released goaltender Sean Hershman, defensemen Arthur Fritch and Mark Hammersmith, and forwards Jimmy Russo, Ryan Stern and Jamie Thompson.

The club's total training camp roster now stands at 23.

The team is still expecting other players to come down from the AHL, and according to one source, possibly another goaltender.

RIP Alexei Cherepanov


Anonymous said...

Tampa 1st round pick Riku Helenius is likely coming down to Augusta from Norfolk, and should be the starter.

Q-girl said...

Thanks for the info.