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Author:  Alta_redneck [ Fri May 20, 2016 4:49 pm ]
Post subject:  2016 Memorial Cup

The Cup has arrived. PDT_Armataz_01_37

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Author:  Alta_redneck [ Fri May 20, 2016 7:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Thats a little embarrassing, it looked like there were about 1000 fans that stayed in the beer gardens for the second period. :oops:

London up 6 - 1 over Red Deer after 2

Author:  N_Fiddledog [ Sat May 21, 2016 12:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

But you know what is interesting? These names:

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RED DEER, Alta. – Mitch Marner had two goals and three assists as the London Knights beat the host Red Deer Rebels 6-2 on Friday to kick off the 2016 Memorial Cup.

Marner’s line was unstoppable all game and scored with ease. Christian Dvorak had two goals and two assists while Matthew Tkachuk chipped in with an assist.


http://globalnews.ca/news/2715336/red-d ... up-action/

Mitch Marner's the guy Toronto drafted fourth last year, right? So he's for real, and the Leafs draft first this year. So go Toronto.

Tkachuk has good blood lines and they say he's going 4th in the draft this year which means the Oilers can get another thoroughbred.

Dvorak was drafted last year by some American team so who cares, but...

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Defenceman Olli Juolevi added two assists.


Vancouver Canucks might like a defenceman and if they pick one they say that's the guy.

So NHL Canadian teams have to be watching this series rubbing their hands together. The cream is on display.

And if not here there's the IIHF tournament. Great month to be a scout.

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 3:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Tkachuk has come out this week saying he'd love to be an Oiler. But do you package that pick with a veteran for a top Down ?

Author:  2Cdo [ Sat May 21, 2016 5:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Pretty dominating win by the Knights.

Author:  N_Fiddledog [ Sat May 21, 2016 8:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Alta_redneck wrote:
Tkachuk has come out this week saying he'd love to be an Oiler. But do you package that pick with a veteran for a top Down ?


Why package?

I'm reading the Canucks message boards and they're talking like they'd give you a veteran and a second for the fourth pick straight up. That way they'd have two scorers on either side coming up after they draft 5th. Actually Dubois can play either wing or center so there's that. It would be good for our team. We draft high second and you guys could use a veteran D, so win-win.

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Alta_redneck wrote:
Tkachuk has come out this week saying he'd love to be an Oiler. But do you package that pick with a veteran for a top Down ?


i better do a spell check from this 4:30 am post, top D'man not top Down. :oops:

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 10:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

N_Fiddledog wrote:
Alta_redneck wrote:
Tkachuk has come out this week saying he'd love to be an Oiler. But do you package that pick with a veteran for a top Down ?


Why package?

I'm reading the Canucks message boards and they're talking like they'd give you a veteran and a second for the fourth pick straight up. That way they'd have two scorers on either side coming up after they draft 5th. Actually Dubois can play either wing or center so there's that. It would be good for our team. We draft high second and you guys could use a veteran D, so win-win.


Message boards are what they are, a bunch of fans trying to get everything for nothing so I don't pay much attention to them.

I'm thinking Eberlle, Yak, 1st round. pick this year and if needed 1 OR 2 prospects from the farm for a Suban, Sharp or Weber type of D'man.

Go big or go home.

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 2:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Knights knock off Rebels

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The London Knights have put the rest of the MasterCard Memorial Cup field on notice, their offence is a force.

Showing no signs of slowing down, the Knights top line torched the Rebels for six goals in the opening two periods.

And the host team just could not keep up with the Ontario Hockey League Champions.

Mitchell Marner led the way with two goals and three assists as the Knights cruised to an 6-2 win Friday night at the Centrium. Not to be outdone, his linemate Christian Dvorak had two goals and two assists.

“All three of us have been working together really well,” said Marner. “We came out too slow and they pushed the pace on us. But after that, we weathered the storm and realized how hard we have to play against these guys.

The Rebels rust showed, having not played since April 29 when they were eliminated by the Brandon Wheat Kings. Despite some jump in the opening 10 minutes, it wasn’t long before the Knights’ Marner, Dvorak and Matthew Tkachuk line took over the game.

“We took 30 minutes off after the penalty I took,” said Rebels defenceman Haydn Fleury.

Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter called it a bad penalty, for roughing at 13:28 of the first period, and the floodgates opened.

“We went through 30 minutes of hockey where we didn’t play well at all and they generated a lot of offence from that,” said Sutter.

“We got what we deserved tonight.”

Bad penalties have been a reoccurring theme for the Rebels, and Sutter pointed to the first one as a catalyst for their downfall.

“From that point we started doing things that, throughout the year, got us in trouble,” said Sutter. “We weren’t assertive enough, we didn’t play with the emotion we need to have and we had breakdowns. We needed someone to take charge and no one grabbed the bull by the horns.”

The Knights opened with a give-and-go goal led by Marner who fired a pass behind the red line to Tkachuk who then found an open Berisha in the slot, he beat Toth glove side. From there, the Knights took over the game scoring six straight goals.

Knights head coach Dale Hunter credited his goalie Tyler Parsons for keeping the Knights in the game early.

“They came out strong and had some good chances, but Parsons was good early,” said Hunter. “Every good team has a great goalie protecting the mistakes we do make.”

Despite only five shots in the second period and letting in three more goals, the Rebels found a way to get on the board. A Colton Bobyk blast was tipped in front by Luke Philp and past Parsons. The Knights still maintained a stranglehold on the game at 6-1.

Adam Helewka had the other Rebels’ goal, a one-time blast from the left faceoff circle on the powerplay.

“There’s not a better learning tool than what we had here tonight,” said Sutter.

“We have to learn from it, we have to learn from it quickly and we have to get back at it. We’ll get back to our practice tomorrow.”

Sutter closed out the game playing nine forwards and four or five defenceman to try to get his players ready to play at the Memorial Cup.

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Brandon Wheat Kings start their tournament tonight at the Centrium, puck drop is at 5 p.m.

Notes: Conner Bleackley returned to the lineup after missing all of playoffs with a wrist injury. His wrist was cut by a skate in a freak accident while playing the Edmonton Oil Kings … Jake DeBrusk’s father Louie DeBrusk played junior hockey with the London Knights … A high-octane offence, the Knights boast a prolific top line of Marner, Dvorak and Tkachuk who all had 100 point regular seasons. In the playoffs they combined to score 109 points in 18 games … Attendance at the Centrium was 7,292.

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

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MasterCard Memorial Cup Game 2 Preview: Huskies vs. Wheat Kings

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies were the CHL’s top-ranked team for much of the past season, which is a pretty good indication of their dominance in the QMJHL and just a bit of a mixed blessing in the coming days at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Certainly last year’s Cup champions, the Oshawa Generals, were in the conversation for the national top 10 but they spent all season looking up at their OHL rivals, Soo Greyhounds, vying for the top spot. The Generals had the good fortune to have an unheralded overage goaltender, Ken Appelby, who had passed through the NHL draft three times without hearing his name called and found the most opportune time to play the best hockey of his life.

So it might be with Rouyn-Noranda and the Huskies’ overage netminder Chase Marchand. The pride of Upper Tantallon, N.S., Marchand struggled to establish himself as a CHL goaltender for several seasons, unable to stick in Charlottetown and Cape Breton, once landing with the Mississauga Steelheads for a short stretch, and only getting his first full season in with Victoriaville in 2014-15. In the 2015-16 regular season, he went 29-7 and had a goals-against average of 2.42 and a .901 save percentage, solid enough numbers but, then again, the Huskies were the strongest team in a top-heavy league. Marchand might have represented something slightly better than replacement-player value.

In the playoffs, this year, however, Marchand has been absolutely lights out—in 19 games, he has a goals-against average of 1.35 and save percentage of .946. There’s always talk that you need a goaltender to win a game for you at some point. In this tournament set-up, your fortunes can ride a single game—if events conspire against you, your season can be facing a lose-and-go-home three times in the week, in fact, three consecutive starts.

Yes, eyes will be on the likes of Timo Meier, the Swiss power forward who was drafted ninth overall by San Jose last June and came over in a mid-season deal from Halifax. Likewise, the Huskies will be looking for scoring from Francis Perron, a lightly considered left winger when drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round in 2014 and the Huskies’ leading scorer in the regular season with 41 goals and 108 points and in the playoffs with 12 goals and 21 assists in 18 games.

Still, at some point, the QMJHL champs will be looking for a game stolen and, like it was with Ken Appelby, Marchand will have a chance to be his best in the most important game he’ll ever play. On the other end of the ice, Jordan Papirny has been good enough for the Brandon Wheat Kings to win the MasterCard Memorial Cup hitting only a couple of speed bumps along the way. Still, his numbers in the post-season (a 2.93 GAA and a save percentage below .900) aren’t in the same bracket as Marchand’s.

Papirny came into the 2015-16 season with significantly more experience than Marchand—108 WHL regular-season games and 28 playoff games versus the Huskies goalie’s 64 and 5, respectively. And Papirny can be back in Brandon next season as an over-ager. Which is to say, Papirny has been before and all of this is still new to the older goaltender. Papirny does have the benefit of having a more star-studded lineup in front of him, headed by defenceman Ivan Provorov, who was the seventh overall pick by Philadelphia last June, and high-scoring centre Nolan Patrick, who, as it stands right now, would be the likeliest name called by the team that wins the NHL’s draft lottery next.

Provorov and Patrick along with forwards John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk have a lot of WHL scouts touting the Wheat Kings as the tournament favourites. But if the Wheat Kings are to get over in Red Deer, they’ll need Papirny to be better than he has been this spring.


http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/ ... eat-kings/

Author:  N_Fiddledog [ Sat May 21, 2016 3:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Alta_redneck wrote:

Message boards are what they are, a bunch of fans trying to get everything for nothing so I don't pay much attention to them.


Of course they are, but question...where are you, right now? :wink:

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I'm thinking Eberlle, Yak, 1st round. pick this year and if needed 1 OR 2 prospects from the farm for a Suban, Sharp or Weber type of D'man.

Go big or go home.


Subban?

OK, you drive a hard bargain, but here ya go. You can have Luca Sbisa (Edler if you want to sweeten the pot), our second rounder, and we'll throw in Subban :lol:

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

N_Fiddledog wrote:
Alta_redneck wrote:

Message boards are what they are, a bunch of fans trying to get everything for nothing so I don't pay much attention to them.


Of course they are, but question...where are you, right now? :wink:

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I'm thinking Eberlle, Yak, 1st round. pick this year and if needed 1 OR 2 prospects from the farm for a Suban, Sharp or Weber type of D'man.

Go big or go home.


Subban?

OK, you drive a hard bargain, but here ya go. You can have Luca Sbisa (Edler if you want to sweeten the pot), our second rounder, and we'll throw in Subban :lol:


All I know for sure is the Oilers have at least $14M and big trade possiblities. Life will be good for Oilers faithful.

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 10:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

GOTTA SEE IT: GOAL OF THE TOURNAMENT. IN GAME 2?!

Watch as John Quenneville of the Brandon Wheat Kings scores an amazing through the legs goal at the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/ ... away-goal/

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sat May 21, 2016 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Huskies hold on to beat Wheat Kings at Mastercard Memorial Cup

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/ ... orial-cup/

Author:  Alta_redneck [ Sun May 22, 2016 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 2016 Memorial Cup

Rebels are keeping the home town fans in their seatss and out of the Molson Hockey House, a Sutter time out turned this game right around.

4 - 2 RD with 10 minutes left regulation time.

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