Both the Fantasy Guide and the Draft List are updated as of this afternoon. Also switched up my recommended sleepers in the last 17 slots of the Draft List, and inserted the latest contract details.
The Oilers have cut Olivier Roy.
Leaf fans should be thrilled with how bad the team played last night. They should do the opposite of every single thing they did last year. Including their awesome training camp.
Further to Rosso’s column this morning, Kirill Kabanov was late for practice AGAIN today. Katie Strang says he is being skated hard after practice as punishment. Will they get through to him?
The Calgary Herald reports that Matt Stajan left last night’s game with a shoulder injury and did not return. He’s going to miss some time – how much? Don’t know yet…A big thank you to the commenters below for drawing my attention to some of this stuff. I dig up a lot, but if you in the community have more to share, please do. It helps us all.
Chris Vivlamore reports that Angelo Esposito has been cut. Also, Andre Deveaux and Kyle McLaren have been released from their tryouts. Forney and Postma were among the other cuts.
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Edmonton played with a top line of Taylor Hall, Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky. A couple of sources singled out Shawn Horcoff as the player of the inter-squad game.
As Arbuthnot reported last night, our Frozen Pool section is now tracking full preseason stats.
X-rays were negative on Erik Ersberg’s hand. It is bruised, not broken. Also Brayden Schenn is back on the ice and he scrimmaged yesterday.
Chip Alexander, Hurricanes’ beatwriter, Tweeted this: “O’Sullivan, Dalpe, Bowman, Sanguinetti all helped themselves in preseason opener. Some others disappointed.”
The big news of yesterday involved Marc Savard and a report on ESPN that he was done for the season. I have extensive commentary on this in the Guide, but I’ll talk to it here as well. The report, of course, has since been refuted by the GM and Savard’s agent. We’re talking about symptoms stemming from a serious concussion. Of course that means he could miss the season. He could be done for his career. He could also just miss training camp and then five regular season games. That’s the thing with concussions – we don’t know. And we won’t be able to know for sure if he’s “done for the season” until sometime in February. So ESPN reported… um, the obvious.
Chris Drury could be done for the season. There, now DobberHockey is reporting something just as unique as ESPN did. Sure, Drury only has a broken finger… but it COULD get infected, and then not heal properly. And then he COULD have surgery on it. And what if the surgery is unsuccessful? Yep, I stand by my r