Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Things That Make Me Go Hmm...

  • I was surprised to see Evan Bloodoff at Rockets practice Wednesday. The 18 year-old has been sent back to Kelowna by the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Bloodoff, a 6th round pick, didn't receive medical clearance to participate in Coyotes rookie camp.
  • Prior to the Rockets practice Wednesday, veteran goaltender Mark Guggenberger was on the ice working out with assistant coach Ryan Cuthbert. Check out the Courier, who's photographer was taking pictures left, right and centre.
  • Adam Brown has new gear. The 17, about to turn 18 year-old goaltender, was wearing new pads and gloves from Reebok at practice Wednesday. Brown says he won't wear them in a game until he feels comfortable that they have been broken in.
  • The Rockets had some alumni join them for practice today. Jason Deleurme, Mitch Fritz, James McEwan, Justin Keller and Randall Gelech were all participating in drills.
  • A lot of hype about nothing when it comes to the new jerseys unveiled Wednesday? The Rockets jersey didn't change much, which is a good thing. The cut is different obviously, but it looks much the same as the old one. Some other team jersey's took on a new look though. I thought one thing missing from all of the jerseys - league wide - was the word 'WHL' on the lower part of the neckline of the jersey. The Reebok jerseys worn in the NHL have 'NHL' stitched in that area. The WHL jersey's just have a piece of cloth covering that spot. Overall the Rockets jersey looks good to me.
  • You will notice something different at Prospera Place when the team opens defense of the 2009 WHL title next week. The championship banners from 2003, 2004 and 2005 are being moved to the other side of the ice, opposite of where they currently hang, which is above the press box. The reason? I've been told for TV. With the TV camera's situated in the building, it makes for a better shot.
  • Look out, here comes Les Lazaruk! The voice of the Saskatoon Blades is again calling on us radio broadcasters to submit our predictions for the upcoming season. The good news is he is asking us to predict the order of finish in the conferences we represent. I will make one bold prediction Les! Are you ready? The Brandon Wheat Kings will be in the Memorial Cup. Yes, Kelly McCrimmon, your team is going to the big dance. Something tells me McCrimmon is well aware of that fact.

1 comment:

DJ said...

There's a good read on the Sabres site about Myers....