Thursday, January 1, 2009

BIG win for team Canada

After going down 3-0 I'm sure Many Canadian fans were getting a little worried. But what A COMEBACK. The first period was the best period of hockey i have watched in 2008, and in style being the last day of the year. HEck the whole game was a blast to watch. The flames/oilers game afterwards just didnt have the same energy level.

I initially suspected Ennis had some type of injury and thats why he wasn't playing much in the first, but their were also allot of penalties called. When Ennis had a really good shift Quinn decided to double shift him a few times in the second period. He played a regular shift in the third period. I think he is playing with a "lower body" injury.

Ennis has quietly been racking up the points and sits 9th overall in the tourney with 7 points in 4 games

-Unfortunately the guy only managed 13/20 pucks in the net. He needed 15/20 to win the million. However he still managed to win a truck for himself and his 2 friends who were with him. I understand he had been practicing 1-3 hours a day for the last couple weeks. After shooting the last puck he threw up his arms and shrugged, but remained expresionless when the camera zoomed in on him. I wouldn't doubt he's beside himself tonight. I know if that was me I'd probably be pretty pissed and angry for the next few days/weeks.

Czech Republic
Thomas Kundratek has been one of the best Czech Players on the ice. He has been their go-to guy on Defense playing first line minutes and first unit on the powerplay. Kundratek has 6 points in 4 games all assists with a +2 rating.

Zdenek Okal has been doing O.K as well. He has 2 goals and 2 assists in 4 games with a -2 rating.
Okal has been playing on the Czech's 4th line.

Team Canada
Zach Boychuk of the Lethbridge Hurricanes was checked hard into the boards during the third period of the U.S/Canada game. He came back played one shift then left the game. Afterwards he was seen walking out on crutches and a boot. The way he fell looked pretty bad, his leg was snapped back to the side. No word on the extent of the injury.

Tigers Defense

The news reported that the Tigers brass will be evaluating on what route to take to fill the overager/defensman slot in the next few days. In the mean time the tigers will call up a list player to fill the void. A specific player hasn't been named yet.

Jesse Dudas from the broncos, to fill the Overager spot??
At first it doesn't seem like the price for Dudas would be very high because ultimately he is an injury prone 20 yr who has been out all this season.

Kelowna needs an overager, and regina has a spot open. If kelowna/regina/Tigers get involved perhaps that 5th round pick he's probably worth may turn into a 2nd/3rd rounder. I assume the broncos first choice however would be to deal him to somebody not in their conference.

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