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#61 The Kassassin Train

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:44 AM

How's Sauve doing on the Icedogs?

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The key difference is that Sopel can fill in for Seabrook and Campbell just fine. Bieksa, he is garbage so in that sense he is like the worst defenseman in the league.


When Cody (Hodgson) gets older, he might be better than Datsyuk.


Let's not push this guy (Kassian). He's still immature, and if he fails on the 2nd line it's because he isn't ready. Some guys really need years to develop, it's how well and how fast players adapt to the game. In my opinion, I'd rather have Horvat getting 2nd line minutes. He will start off on the 3rd line next season but I see him making the transition, being a great compliment to whoever plays his wings.

At this point, I don't see Kassian fitting in to any role other than a 3rd. If players like Kassian start getting 2nd line minutes then we just stay inconsistent as a team.


The idiocy on CDC....

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

:picard:

I'm assuming he's not healthy yet... But I realize he is probably going to play for Manitoba. Ugh, my bad.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:41 PM

Yeah, he's on the moose IR. He's not going back to the ice dogs, and they maxed out their allowed # of overagers anyway, so he couldn't go back if he wanted to.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:12 PM

Yeah, he's on the moose IR. He's not going back to the ice dogs, and they maxed out their allowed # of overagers anyway, so he couldn't go back if he wanted to.


Sea Dogs? What is an Ice Dog anyways?
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

Sea Dogs? What is an Ice Dog anyways?

sea dogs, ice dogs, they're all just seals.

And Friesen's on the ice dogs. Sauve's on the seadogs.

Edited by avelanch, 24 October 2010 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:26 AM

GP  13
G    7
A   10
PTS 17
PIM  6
making a bid for the WJ's? I'd love to see him out there.


Sweet Jesus, where's this offense coming from? 5'10" isn't that small since he dwarfs Schroeder and he plays like a wrecking ball...
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Kassian.... Taylor Pyatt 3.0

Lies. He's more of a Steve Bernier. Hopefully his talent level goes up so he can become like a Taylor Pyatt.


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:59 PM

Sweet Jesus, where's this offense coming from? 5'10" isn't that small since he dwarfs Schroeder and he plays like a wrecking ball...



It's not that crazy.

He was a PPG player last season for them, and he's had a great start to the season.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:27 AM

future 3rd line centre
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:43 PM

Another goal and assist today for Alex.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:59 AM

2 Assists tonight for Friesen in an Ice Dogs victory.

He now has 25 points in 23 GP and is a +2. He's also second on his team in scoring.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:46 PM

^^ Sweet. It is nice to see him maintain his better than a point a game pace this season.

The things I really like about Friesen's stats the past 2 years is that they get better in the playoffs and have increased over time. His ppg in 08/09 increased from 0.52 in the regular season to 0.83 in the playoffs. In 09-10, his ppg increased from 1 in the regular season to 1.4 in the playoffs. As you can see, he has also bettered his ppg over the past 2 seasons both in the regular season and playoffs. It looks like he will improve on those stats again.
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#72 CRAZY_4_NAZZY

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:34 PM

Is there a possibility that he could make team Canada for juniors, its most likely not going to happen but with the way he is playing he looks like he could sure add some much needed grit, speed and skill, something lots of players lack.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:46 AM

Is there a possibility that he could make team Canada for juniors, its most likely not going to happen but with the way he is playing he looks like he could sure add some much needed grit, speed and skill, something lots of players lack.


It would be quite an accomplishment. Like it or not (I do not), the WJCs tend to select based on pedigree and often draft position. It would be against the odds for a 6th round pick to make it, but not impossible. Jamie Benn made it as a 5th round pick, Della Rovere as a 7th. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it would be a tad out of the ordinary.

That said, I agree with what you're saying and would love to see him there.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:55 AM

anyone know when the rosters are announced? it should be getting soon, shouldn't it?

Edit: last year it was Dec 16th, so i guess there's still some time.

Edited by avelanch, 23 November 2010 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:17 AM

I don't think he makes it. Perhaps if he kept his 1.5 points per game pace then.
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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:31 AM

A 3 point night for Friesen last night. He had 1 goal and 2 assists in an 8-2 Ice Dogs thumping.

He now has 32 points in 31 GP played and is a plus 10.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:35 AM

2 goals for Friesen and a Goal and an Assist for Archibald in a 10-0 thumping by the Ice Dogs on Darren's old team the Colts.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:59 AM

How old is he?
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:02 AM

How old is he?

He is currently 19, will be 20 on January 30th.
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:45 AM

2 goals for Friesen and a Goal and an Assist for Archibald in a 10-0 thumping by the Ice Dogs on Darren's old team the Colts.

and now we know why Darren was a -8 with his old team, despite him more than a PPG pace :P The colts are dead last in the OHL and only have 11 points, or some ungodly amount.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 01:57 AM

A goal and two assists tonight!
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:34 PM

Got two goals today and gwg which resulted in him being the first star.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

IceDogs Drop Frontenacs 6-2

Friesen and Archie lighting up the PP

Dougie Hamilton led the Niagara IceDogs to a 6-2 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs with a goal and two assists in front of another sold-out crowd at the Gatorade Garden City Complex Sunday afternoon. Darren Archibald also notched two goals and an assist for the 'Dogs in their convincing win over the visiting Fronts.

Mark Visentin stopped 30 shots and picked up an assist in his first game back in net for the IceDogs since the IIHF World Junior tournament in Buffalo, while Jason Wilson, Andrew Agozzino and Johnson Andrews also potted goals for Niagara.

The IceDogs kicked things off at the 11:15 mark of the first on the power play as the Hamilton brothers collaborated efforts with Freddie making a cross-crease pass right onto the stick of brother Dougie who was pinching in from the point. Dougie made no mistake in one-timing the puck into the net to give the IceDogs a 1-0 lead.

The Frontenacs looked outplayed until the dying minutes of the period when Nathan Moon was the first to score for his team after an awkward play behind the IceDogs net, before Mark Visentin's World Junior teammate Erik Gudbranson potted a goal from the point to put Kingston up 2-1 after 20 minutes of play.

Things got rough just past the midway mark of the second as Erik Gudbranson seemed to be on a mission to drop the gloves as he went after a much smaller Alex Friesen in front of the Kingston net. After several players took roughing penalties, Gudbranson's double minor put the IceDogs on a four minute power play.

Andrew Agozzino converted almost right away with the man advantage to pick up his 25th goal of the year, before Darren Archibald followed up soon after with a wrist shot from the top of the circle to put the IceDogs up 4-2 - both goals came on the power play.

The second period ended on a physical note as Johnson Andrews went toe-to-toe with Connor Stokes after Stokes was pestering the IceDogs throughout the majority of the game. Both players were throwing bombs but Andrews' landed the majority until he slipped to the ice and Stokes took four late shots, striking Andrews' head while he was lying on the ice.

After sitting out for the remainder of the period, both players would return in the third.

The IceDogs did a great job killing off a five-on-three and a few other minor penalties in the third period, and things calmed down quite a bit in the final frame allowing the 'Dogs to stay composed and hold onto the lead.

The Fronts pulled their goalie in the final minute in efforts to tie the game, but Darren Archibald scored on the open net to pick up his second of the game before Johnson Andrews came back after his fight and scored a beautiful breakaway goal with just 15 seconds left to give Niagara a 6-2 win over Kingston.

The IceDogs will return to action this coming Thursday, Jan. 13 as they host Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Greg McKegg and the Erie Otters at 7 p.m.

Tickets for this and all other IceDogs home games are still available and can be purchased at any IceDogs ticketing location. For more information, please contact the IceDogs office at 905-687-DOG1.

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Scoreboard:
1. NIAG D. Hamilton (6) (F. Hamilton, Strome) 11:15 (PP)
1. KGN Moon (22) (Jones) 18:06 (PP)
1. KGN Gudbranson (5) 18:18
2. NIAG Wilson (8) (Graham) 7:20
2. Agozzino (25) (D. Hamilton, Archibald) 10:35 (PP)
2. Archibald (23) (D. Hamilton, Friesen) 11:09 (PP)
3. Archibald (24) 19:20 (EN)
3. Andrews (3) (Mercer, Visentin) 19:45
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

1 goal and 2 assists tonight for freezer in a 5-3 Ice Dogs win.

He now has 47 points in 43 GP.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:26 PM

Wow him and Archie are ripping it up....
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:38 AM

Ice Dogs upended the first place Mississauga Majors,in the process:

The Niagara IceDogs defeated the first place Mississauga Majors for the first time this season by a 5-3 score at the Hershey Centre Friday night, improving their record to 28-10-2-3.

Rookie defenseman Luke Mercer opened the scoring by taking a shot from the point that beat Mickael Audette to pick up his second goal of the season and give the IceDogs a 1-0 lead.

Mercer's tally would stand alone until the 12:04 mark of the second period when Joseph Cramarossa potted his 10th of the season to tie the game at one.

Steven Shipley then answered back just over three minutes later to regain the lead with Luke Mercer picking up his second point of the game while Simon Gronvaldt would also add an assist on the play.

Shortly after the goal, the IceDogs were awarded a power play and Alex Friesen was able to convert with the man advantage with the help of the IceDogs two CHL Top Prospects participants, Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Strome, giving the 'Dogs a 3-1 lead.

With just four seconds left in the second, Majors' defender Michael D'Orazio beat Visentin to bring the game back within one goal as the two teams headed into the second intermission.

The IceDogs quickly redeemed the late-period marker with another goal of their own just 1:53 into the third - this time Freddie Hamilton would put one home with the help of Strome and Mike Schwindt, increasing the Niagara lead to 4-2.

After Jason Wilson mixed things up with Casey Cizikas early in the third, Mitchell Theoret took a turn getting involved in the rough stuff as he dropped the gloves with Derek Shoenmakers just past the 10 minute mark to give the game some energy.

Unfortunately Rob Flick was able to get another goal for the Majors following the tilt and the game was brought back within one once again, making it a 4-3 score.

With the time on the clock running out, Mississauga emptied their net for the extra attacker in efforts to tie the game, but Jason Wilson put the puck into the net to seal the deal and give the IceDogs a 5-3 win over the Majors.

The IceDogs return to action tomorrow night back in Niagara as they host the Sudbury Wolves at 7 p.m., before finishing off the weekend with the final game of a home-and-home with the Majors Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the two home games are still available and can be purchased at any IceDogs ticketing location, or at the Gatorade Garden City Complex box office, which opens two hours prior to puck drop.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:18 PM

#Canucks draft pick Alex Friesen just laid one of the biggest hits I've seen in the #OHL all season on Wolves leading scorer Mike Lomas. 20 minutes ago
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:21 AM

21st goal in a winning effort plus the hit that Rogers Arena refers to:

The third period started with a physical tone as Alex Friesen laid possibly one of the biggest, clean hits of the season on Mike Lomas, before Michael Sgarbossa proceed to jump Friesen in retaliation.

Although Friesen did not drop his gloves or take more than two strides leading into the hit, he was given a minor penalty for charging while Sgarbossa was given a roughing penalty to make the play four-on-four.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:59 AM



friesens first goal was questionable... im surprised the ref let the play continue.still, im not gonna complain :D

sucks that they don't have the hit in the highlights package.

Edited by avelanch, 23 January 2011 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

Anyone know where I can see this hit?
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