December 23, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-12-23


I arrived home from the game at the ACC on Saturday night to find the power out. I didn't think anything of it until I got up the next morning to a freezing house. I'm  in Pickering, which pretty much got the worst of the ice storm in Ontario. So after dragging the wife and two young daughters to the in-laws in Toronto where there was heat (and hot food), within an hour of arriving we lost power there too! Thankfully we wolfed down a hot meal before it happened. So we went back to our Plan A – Christmas at my parents in Niagara Falls, since they got their power back (we had initially cancelled).

Anyway, that's the roundabout way of explaining that the ramblings are short and the player names won't be linked (since I'm not on my computer). The ice in Pickering was pretty bad – it took me 20 minutes to get enough ice off my trunk that I could finally open it! But I’m very thankful nothing crazy happened around my house, like trees or wires falling.

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With six points in his last eight games, Benoit Pouliot is on my radar. Amato mentioned it Saturday, and I'm inclined to agree after looking at his rising ice time and the fact that he gets some power play shifts. He also had six hits and four SOG last night.

Derick Brassard has 11 points in his last 16 games, slowly shaking himself out of his doldrums.

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Alex Steen is having the season of his life, but the moment we expected has finally arrived – the injury. Or at least "an" injury. This upper body injury sounds like it's minor, so another injury later in the year is certainly a possibility. The Blues cal