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Phoenix Centre-Mania

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by davepoleck

Switching over to Phoenix, maybe Toronto should look into making a deal with them as they now have as many centres as the Leafs do defense; Belanger, Hanzal, Ebbett, Turris, Wolski, Fiddler and training camp invitee Kyle Wellwood. WOW.

Looks like Wolski will move back to the wing and Wellwood will also have to if he wants a spot in their top six. Eric Belanger has third line centre written all over him no matter what team he plays for, so does that mean Hanzal and Turris are 1 & 2. Hanzal really developed his game last year into one of the premier shut down centres in the entire league, but he still has a lot of skill.

Turris spent all of last season in the AHL after making the big club in 2008-09. The former 3rd overall pick (behind Kane and JvR) will get his shot in the top six this year. I still don’t get why the Coyotoes rushed him and Boedker into the NHL (Boedker was straight out of the draft as an 18 year old) as it has clearly stunted both of their growth.

Boedker also spent most of last season playing for San Antonio, but only had 38 points in 64 games. Now he is a longshot to even make the Phoenix roster out of camp because of his disappointing year and that they team added wingers Lee Stempniak and Ray Whitney to their top six over the summer. If Boedker had went straight to AHL or even stayed another year in Kitchener, then played the full season there last year as well, maybe the Coyotes wouldn’t have felt the need to bring back Lee for another season.

Quick Turnaround

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by davepoleck

In the past 24 hours Peter Mueller has found out that he has been traded from Phoenix to Colorado, got out to the Avs game against the Ducks last night (in which he scored in), and now has to head back to Phoenix for a game against his former team tonight. That is a pretty quick turnaround to be facing your former teammates and brotherhood. Same deal goes for Wojtek Wolski, who went the other way in the Mueller deal.

Should be an interesting game.