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   August 24, 2014 9:39 am    0

Live Blog Otters Talk – Training Camp Edition  

 

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OTTERS COUNTDOWN: #2 – Williams era finally begins

   August 24, 2014 1:00 am    0

It seems like Devin Williams has been around the Erie Otters forever. In reality, it has been only three seasons. But I suspect it felt longer at times as Williams waited patiently to be the team’s No. 1 goaltender. After an extended dress rehearsal that was the 2014 OHL playoffs, and 86 games of experience…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #1 – Burakovsky’s hockey fate will impact Otters

   August 24, 2014 1:00 am    0

Andre Burakovsky will participate in Erie Otters camp this week. But don’t read too much into that. He isn’t staying long, since he heads to Washington Capitals camp early next month. And like his agent, Kevin Epp of Titan Sports Management in Vancouver, British Columbia, said recently, he likely won’t return. “The chances of him…

 

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OTTERS COUNTDOWN: #2 – Williams era finally begins

   August 23, 2014 1:00 am    0

It seems like Devin Williams has been around the Erie Otters forever. In reality, it has been only three seasons. But I suspect it felt longer at times as Williams waited patiently to be the team’s No. 1 goaltender. After an extended dress rehearsal that was the 2014 OHL playoffs, and 86 games of experience…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #3 – The Otters are McDavid’s team

   August 22, 2014 1:00 am    0

Connor McDavid arrived in Erie two years ago with an immense spotlight around him that seemingly extended from one end of North America to the other. The OHL’s most highly anticipated prospect in recent memory has been as advertised – and more – on the way to being a cornerstone of the Otters’ long-awaited turnaround…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #4 – Dermott moves to the forefront on back end

   August 21, 2014 1:00 am    0

Adam Pelech quietly went about his business on and off the ice in his four seasons with the Otters. Sometimes, you took for granted his importance, especially on defense, because of his consistency. But if he doesn’t rejoin the Otters (and I don’t foresee a scenario in which the New York Islanders would return him…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Felker responds to choosing college over OHL

   August 20, 2014 5:33 pm    1

Here are former Erie Otters D Justin Felker‘s thoughts on choosing to leave the OHL and enroll at Brock University in his hometown of St. Catharines, ON… “Well after a lot of thought I decided that (the OHL) wasn’t the right fit for me. For a lot people the OHL is great, but for some…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Otters’ Genovese responds to OHL rule changes

   August 20, 2014 4:27 pm    1

Erie Otters D Cory Genovese made a pointed comment on Twitter, presumably about the OHL’s latest rule changes regarding fighting and other contact- related penalties… “(OHL commissioner and CHL president) Dave Branch is ruining junior hockey. If you’re scared to get hurt or scared your son will get hurt, sign up for a different sport…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: OHL stiffens staged fighting, contact penalties

   August 20, 2014 3:41 pm    0

The OHL continues to eliminate staged fights from the major junior game. The league’s existing rule calls for a game misconduct for players to receive a game misconduct for a fight following the drop of the puck at the start of a game or period. Now the rule has expanded to include game misconducts for…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #5 – Role players on the offensive

   August 20, 2014 1:00 am    0

The Erie Otters won’t score 312 goals in the 2014-15 OHL season. That’s an easy statement to make, even with Connor McDavid, who’s coming off a 99-point season, leading the way. The Otters are losing as much offense as any team in the league – Connor Brown (45 goals, 83 assists, 128 points), Dane Fox…

 

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