Thursday, October 26, 2006


Nicklas Backstrom was held scoreless again. He failed to register a point in his second straight game but is still on track for the best junior season in the SEL ever recorded. That includes the likes of Forsberg and Naslund. In today's game he had a Holding penalty which cost his team a goal. Patric Blomdahl received a match penalty for 20 minutes and a 5 minute major for checking to the head in the third period of his game today.

All 3 of our QMJHL prospects are doing nicely and all 3 were selected to the QMJHL Canada-Russia Challenge roster. Francois Bouchard(RW-thank god) is still holding strong tied for 10th in the league in points. He's two points back from his team lead(Alexandre Picard-Hooper) but has played 2 less games. Bouchard was Baie-Comeau's second shooter in a record setting shootout last night that went through 15 rounds before it was settled. Mathieu Perreault is currently tied for 4th in the league in scoring(4 back from the leader) and leads his team in points. He was in action on the 24th, where he registered an assist was a -1 and had 1 shot on net and again on the 25th where he registered a goal, an assist +2 and 6 shots. He was also the #1 star of the game. While Maxime Lacroix isn't as high up in points as our other two prospects from the Q he has made improvements over last year. He's currently on a point a game average where as last year he put up .67 points a game. Currently he rest in the 67th spot among top scorers.

Mike Green scored a beautiful goal in Washington's last game. He's much more confident this year than last in my opinion. He's already taken more shots in 1/3 of the games he played last year, plus he's only taken one minor penalty and still hold a +3 which is tied for tops on our D core with Pothier and Heward. Jakub Klepis has been pretty much non existent all year, which the exception of his minor penalty’s. He only has two shots on goal, I really wish he'd shoot the puck more. He has a very accurate shot which needs to be used if he wants to stay on the roster. I have a feeling if he continues to take dumb penalty’s and not show up on the score sheet he may be on the way back to Hershey.

Semen Varlamov continues to start for Lokomotiv, he recently lost his second game by a 2-0 score and picked up a tie 1-1 in a game before that. His GAA continues to drop as he's now almost at 2 goals a game.


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