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Friday, June 30, 2006

The news must go on

Traffic to the blog slowed down significantly yesterday, presumably because folks are taking off for a long Canada/Independence Day weekend... Still, I got no shortage of news. Be safe, all...

The NAHL is trying to build some momentum from the NHL draft, as this story out of Bismarck demonstrates...

The Champlain Valley Elite are going to the Chowder Cup again this year.

Billings Bulls introduce their new coach, talk about the future...

Chilliwack Chief Matt Butcher invited to Team USA Tryouts...

Erie's new assistant GM Mark Seidel has come a long way since his days with the NOJHL Espanola Screaming Eagles...

Brampton Battalion acquire rights to Tri-City Storm goalie Aaron Rock...

Mark Santorelli spruns Northern Michigan, signs with expansion Chilliwack Bruins...

Comments on "The news must go on"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:16 PM, June 30, 2006) : 

the article in the Bis Tribune is insanity. the NA Claiming responsibility for all those NTDP guys, and former nahl guys, is the equivalent to Texas claiming responsibility for Bryan Leetch


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 PM, June 30, 2006) : 

Couer d' alene has moved their team to Cody Wyo.


Blogger Marc Foster said ... (1:56 PM, June 30, 2006) : 

Who needs Leetch when Texas has Dave McKee?

Ummm, what league did the NTDP guys play in? They didn't develop playing with themselves. What about the recent trend of kids committing straight out of midgets, should the USHL (or whatever league they were in) get "credit" for them? Perhaps junior leagues shouldn't claim NHL players who go to college first, using your logic.

Bottom line... there are no universal standards for alumni claiming. Did these kids play in these leagues? Yes, and that is what makes them alumni.

As for the CDA-to-Cody news, I posted that nearly two weeks ago... twice...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 PM, June 30, 2006) : 

Is Moon going to be their coach?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 PM, June 30, 2006) : 

The NAHL should get the credit for the NTPD guys as that is the league they played in when drafted.
As for the other ones, they should be mentioned as they had previously played in the NAHL before moving to XXXXX.

The article made it seem like all of them came straight out of the NAHL. You can't give ALL the credit to a single league when they have played in 1 or more leagues since then.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:36 PM, July 02, 2006) : 

A USHL team, Indianapolis, is taking credit for Gwindt's NHL draft selection and Kattelus going to Michigan Tech - neither has played a game for Indianapolis - what is different about that claim? Seems to me that both Jr. leagues make similar claims – let them market how they want.


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