Monday, September 10, 2012

Sea Dogs Notebook

We’ve seen plenty of strange things on the internet over the past few years but this is one of the strangest. Someone in Kitchener is selling this Josh Schram game-used Sea Dogs jersey for $150. You just don’t see that every day.

Schram, a former Kitchener Ranger, played 34 games with Saint John 2008-09, scoring six goals and five assists. He has spent the past three seasons playing at Brock University.

The Sea Dogs wrap up their pre-season schedule this weekend. The Dogs travel to Halifax to take on the Mooseheads on Friday night. Then on Sunday afternoon the Moose visit Saint John for a 4pm contest.

The regular season begins on September 20 at the Station against Bathurst. Buckle up for that.

Last Friday was the one-year anniversary of the Lokomotiv plane crash. The Washington Times caught up with Russians Alex Ovechkin and Stanislav Galiev to discuss their memories of when the news broke.

“We just get shocked,” Galiev said of his reaction to the crash. “We found when we went on the ice and just couldn’t believe it.” 
“They have a new team,” Galiev said, “and there’s going be like new life for the team.”

Galiev is currently in Washington skating with the Caps.

Hockey’s Future has named former Sea Dogs defenseman Eric Gelinas the fourth best prospect in the New Jersey Devils organization.

“Gelinas made a somewhat surprisingly easy transition from junior to the pros, so the challenge for him this year will be to pick up where he left off and continue to develop in his sophomore AHL season,” writes Jared Ramsden. “It's going to be hard for him to match his gaudy first year point totals, but the Devils know what he can do offensively and that he has power-play skills, so ironing out his defensive play and decision making in his own end will be of the utmost importance for Gelinas this season. There is still some unpredictability in projecting his long-term upside, but another season like last year will go a long ways in dispelling those fears and could help him see some NHL duty as early as 2013-14.”

Gelinas recorded 37 points in 75 games with the AHL’s Albany Devils last season.

The Minnesota Wild website posted a Q&A with Zack Phillips today.

“Well, I didn’t for probably the first month, I tried to stay clear of it,” said Phillips when asked how long he stayed off the ice following Saint John’s playoff run. “But the last couple of weeks I’ve been trying to get on as much as I can. Usually three or four times a week at least.”

Lastly, Simon Despres thought Adam Sandler died last night.

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