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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Arena, Brass and more...

JAL over at A Shot From The Point has part 2 of his arena series up. It's an excellent piece that you can check out here. Dan Rosen has Derick Brassard in his top 10 list to make the jump to stardom next season:

7. Derick Brassard, Columbus -- Brassard will get the chance to be the No. 1 center Columbus never has had. Look for him to start the season between Rick Nash and Kristian Huselius, and if he has an impact there he could put up 60-70 points. He had 25 points in 31

Steve Stamkos and Jack Johnson are his #1 and #2.

Call me a homer or whatever but Brass should be top 5 hands down and Voracek has to be in that mix.

Also no goaltenders listed. They are much harder to predict but you know someone will breakout next season.

Still no word on Zherdev's award from yesterday's arbitration hearing. I would suspect the news will break sometime today. will cover 30 teams in 30 days of August:

There will be no August doldrums for hockey fans. Starting Aug. 1 -- that's Saturday, folks -- will be covering all 30 teams in 30 days. The order is alphabetical, starting with the Anaheim Ducks and finishing Aug. 30 with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

The means the Jackets will be up on August 9th.



Douglas said...

LTL, something seems to be wrong with the first link on the arena write-up... either that or the site has been down for a bit.

JAL said...

I can access it from elsewhere, so something may have corrupted the link. Try this.