Posts tagged NHL

OTTERS REPORT: Bassin goes big for ALS awareness

   August 28, 2014 10:59 pm    0

Erie Otters managing partner/GM Sherry Bassin completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday at Erie Insurance Arena – and he did in grand style. He was drenched by a Zamboni filled with ice water that was operated by frontline forwards Andre Burakovsky, Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome. Bassin was nominated by Aaron Nagy, Strome’s…

 

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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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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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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #6 – Real Raddysh needs to emerge

   August 19, 2014 1:00 am    0

Erie Otters D Darren Raddysh began the 2013-14 season with the promise that was on display during a 24-game stint with the club a season earlier. He built on that promise in the opening half of the season, as he earned a regular shift on a veteran-laden defense. Then it went downhill, in a hurry,…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #8 – Will DeBrincat be a pleasant surprise?

   August 17, 2014 1:00 am    0

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin did a masterful job of keeping prospect Alex DeBrincat well hidden from 19 other GMs for a few months before signing the diminutive yet high-scoring forward (54 goals, 111 points in 50 games with Lake Forest Academy out of Illinois a season) after the OHL draft in April. Bassin’s work…

 

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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #9 – Needing OAs at their best

   August 16, 2014 1:00 am    0

Spencer Abraham, Michael Curtis and Dane Fox brought different skills to the ice every night as the Erie Otters’ overagers in the 2013-14 season. Abraham, who I thought would be the odd OA out when training camp opened last August, saved his best OHL season for last with a more solid two-way game (8-27-35, +29,…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: Surprised Otters holding out on hope for Karlsson

   August 13, 2014 7:42 am    0

Erie Otters assistant GM Dave Brown read the news on the Swedish club Skelleftea’s website – that CHL 1st-round pick Anton Karlsson has signed a 2-year deal with the 2-time defending Swedish league champion. It was a bit surprising, given the conversation Brown and Otters GM Sherry Bassin had with Karlsson on Friday in Lake…

 

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OTTERS REPORT: McDavid playing a bigger, stronger game

   August 9, 2014 12:19 pm    0

I’m hearing Erie Otters C Connor McDavid is pushing 195 pounds after another summer of training with former NHL player Gary Roberts. Check out this story from the Toronto Sun’s Terry Koshan to find out how being physically stronger is already helping McDavid on the ice…

 

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NHL REPORT: Stadium Series heading back to California

   August 6, 2014 9:05 am    0

The NHL loved outdoor hockey in California so much that they’re heading back to the Golden State for a second straight year. The league has announced today that the San Jose Sharks will host the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at Levi’s Stadium – the new home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers –…

 

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