May 20, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-05-20

 

Torontonians – looking for your vote/feedback on the possible date of an event. We will be celebrating the acquisition of Goalie Post sometime in mid-June and you’re all invited to join myself (Dobber), Justin Goldman and Goalie Post’s Jeff Hillen. I’m sure there will be a couple of other writers there as well (Anthony Lancione is in), but I can’t confirm any until I confirm a date.

 

An underrated move – Ottawa has given Colin Greening a three-year, one-way deal. The one-way is a huge plus, as it gives Greening an immediate edge over those he will be competing with at camp for a roster spot.

 

Reminds me of the three-year, league minumum contract the Canucks gave to one Alex Burrows a few years ago…

 

The Ducks have signed Emerson Etem to an entry-level contract. Etem finished fifth in WHL scoring with 45 goals. He’s a hometown kid who grew up in Long Beach, about an hour from Anaheim.

 

Great news for Chicago fans and Corey Crawford owners – he signed a three year extension with the Hawks. Crawford had a fantastic rookie season and was trending in the right direction. He saved his best hockey for the first round of the playoffs against Vancouver.

 

Not 100% confirmed yet, but sounds like Winnipeg is getting a team back. The Thrashers have reportedly been sold/are close to being sold to the Winnipeg based group.

 

The rumor is that Columbus would then slide into the Southeast Division, and the new Winnipeg team would play in the Central with Detroit/Chicago/Nashville/St. Louis.

 

Immediate thoughts:

 

Roberto Luongo must face Dustin Byfuglien four times a year. Atlanta/Winnipeg is a big and physical team – if they get good goaltending from Pavelec, they could surprise next season.

 

I think the first game between the Winnpeg team and the Coyotes will be a lot of fun to watch.

 

Tomas Kaberle played less than 13 minutes last night – last among Bruins defensemen.

 

David Krejci recorded his fourth game winner of the 2011 postseason against Tampa Bay last night.

 

The Bruins were absolutely stifling defensively – there was zero room in the neutral zone for Tampa Bay to operate.

 

A basic breakdown of the four Memorial Cup contenders.

 

The Prospects Report is two weeks away. Some teasers from previous years:

 

2010:

 

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