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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

O.T. loss to the 'Lanche,... Saad player of the week

Well, Finally we get to see the Ole Q. Mixing and matching lines. Carcillo moving to the 4th line to give Mayers and Kruger a truly physical edge and Stalberg moved up with Toews and Brunette. Sharp, Kane, Hossa line became the best line by proxy. Putting Stalberg on the line with Toews really makes up for the lack of speed with Bruno at wing...good move.  The Hawks looked completely unimpressive on the defensive end. O'Donnell looked ...OLD. What was nice about the Hawks loss (if you can ever come away with positives) is the Hawks AGAIN did not fold. They came from behind again. This Hawks team is enjoyable to watch. They fix a few things and they'll be doing well. Not a bad first seven games. Only 1 game they didn't come away with points. 4-1-2.
And.....for other news. How about Brandon Saad. Here's a post from

Brandon Saad named OHL Player of the Week

Monday, 10.24.2011 / 2:49 PM / News
By Ontario Hockey League Press Release
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Brandon Saad of the Saginaw Spirit is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 23 after leading the league with 10 points in three games scoring an impressive six goals with four assists and a plus-minus rating of plus-2.
The week was filled with personal-bests for Saad who led the Spirit to three straight wins on the road beginning Thursday night with a 5-2 win over the Brampton Battalion.  Saad recorded his first career five-point and four-goal game in the contest putting the Spirit on the board with a natural hat-trick to start the game at 14:29 of the first period on the power play, followed by two second period goals including one shorthanded marker which held as the game-winner.  His fourth goal also came on the power play in the third period and he was named first star of the game.  Saad then claimed second star honours on Saturday night in Peterborough scoring a goal in the 9-1 win over the Petes.  He finished the week with a four-point game on Sunday night against the Oshawa Generals as first star of a 7-6 win where he tallied a goal along with a career-high three assists.
Saad, who will celebrate his 19th birthday on October 27, is from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, and playing in his second OHL season with the Spirit.  Selected 43rd overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks, Saad played two NHL games this season before returning to the Spirit where he has recorded 13 points in five games.
Also considered for the award this week was Nick Cousins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Matt Rupert of the London Knights who each scored four goals and two assists for six points in three games for their respective clubs.  In goal, Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs won two games including a shutout victory posting a goals-against-average of 0.50 and a save percentage of .984.

And to wrap things up.

Ducks vs. Hawks  Tuesday at the OCNEXT GAME VS. DUCKS


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