Monday, June 3, 2013

Sea Dogs Notebook

Via the Upper Deck Facebook page, above are some of the new Jonathan Huberdeau hockey cards.

Alex Grant and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins had their season come to an end on Saturday with a 7-0 loss to the Syracuse Crunch. The Pens lost the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final series in five games.

Grant did not play in the deciding Game 5 but did record two goals and two assists in 13 post-season games.

Tomas Jurco and the Grand Rapids Griffins have a 3-2 series lead in the AHL’s Western Conference Final over the Oklahoma City Barons thanks to a 3-0 win in Game 5. Jurco had a goal, five shots, and a +1 rating in the game.

Game 6 is on Tuesday in Grand Rapids.

Jonathan Huberdeau is Hockey Future’s pick to win the Calder Trophy. He edged out Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher as their pick to win the NHL’s Rookie or the Year award.

“While the Panthers did not make the playoffs, and Gallagher was a key part of the Habs' resurgence, a majority of the staff felt that Huberdeau's key role as one of the primary scorers for his team gave him the nudge over Gallagher,” writes HF.

Another former Sea Dogs forward, the Minnesota Wild’s Charlie Coyle, was listed as a “notable” by the website.

DESPRES has named former Sea Dogs defenseman Simon Despres the best 30th overall pick in first-round NHL Draft history.

It seems kind of surprising at first, but you must remember that there have only been 13 30th overall picks ever because of league expansion. The majority of those picks have yet to make a huge impact in The Show.

Other players receiving votes were David Steckel, Rickard Rakell, Jim Slater, and Brock Nelson.

Even after the Ryan Tesink trade controversy, Arby’s still has their Tesink shrine up on the wall.
Good stuff. Arby’s is solid.

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