In this edition of Shrapnel: Noel's impact, Howson, prospects, a "goal scorers goal" and more!
Lets do this.
Coach Noel's impact on the team is already being felt, most notably with the younger guys. The game against the Sharks is going to be huge for this team.
Scott Howson is finding himself in the spotlight after Hitch's release. Expect some big moves this summer.
Yes, its only been two games, but doesn't it feel...great? The style of play and energy the last two games has just been an awesome feeling.
The team looks to use home ice to their advantage and pull out some wins and maybe make a huge run down the stretch.
Prospect Report. Cam Atkinson and Sean Collins are two names that really stand out.
Thoughts from coaches and players after the Buffalo game.
Breaking down the game - Buffalo
The "What We Learned" article. Milan Jurcina scored the dreaded "goal scorers goal." I shudder to think Bill Davidge had anything to do with writing that.
Saturday's Three Stars. Honorable Mention to Mase.
Matt Carkner and Colton Orr have been fighting seemingly all season long. These guys always put on a good show.
Another interview with Nikita Filatov. Also, they talk to the newest You Tube sensation in the KHL.
The Red Wings have traded winger Ville Leino to Philly for a familiar face.
Quote of the day:
"We will be patient in how we do things. This isn't a race for me. The idea is to connect the dots for everybody, the individuals and the team. Don't put too many dots on the table until you can connect one to two."
- Claude Noel
Fight of the weekend:
Blue Jackets F R.J. Umberger v. Sabres RW Drew Stafford