Lockout Day 25 – Grapeshots

 

The bits and pieces post created by Gary2

 

You may be concerned relative to Ryan Murray and the Evert Silvertips who have only won one game. Rightly so, but the “Tips” have had problems. 1st suspensions which were being carried over from last year’s playoff. Hayner, a high potential forward, sat out the first game and Harrison, their top scorer, sat out their first 4 games. Then their top goaltender pulled a groin muscle and is out on a day-day basis.

Ryan is certainly not having a productive/winning season, but he may be getting valuable lessons in stress and hardship management. As Captain, some of the flack is falling on him.

Quick update, did you hear that ex Jacket Jakub Voracek suffered a knee injury playing in Russia. The e injury could keep the Flyers forward out for up to four weeks.

And from Springfield: FALCONS WEEKLY NOTES: OCT. 9 this excerpt.


“JAM” EXPLODES IN PRESEASON

Left wing Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, who had 19 points in 12 games against the Falcons with the Connecticut Whale in 2011-2012, seemed right at home in a Springfield sweater this past weekend. In his two preseason outings, Audy-Marchessault scored five goals, including a hat trick on Friday in the win over Worcester, and added an assist while posting a +3 rating. The Cap-Rouge, Quebec product tied for the Connecticut lead as a rookie last year with 64 points while topping all Whale skaters with 40 assists and playing in all 76 games.

NEW ERA BEGINS UNDER LARSEN

Saturday’s game will mark the official beginning of the Brad Larsen era in Springfield. The 35-year-old, who served as a Falcons assistant during each of the last two seasons, is the 12th head coach in team history.

The Nakusp, British Columbia native is joined by assistants Nolan Pratt, who held that role alongside Larsen in 2011-2012, and Jared Bednar, who was the head coach of the Peoria Rivermen from 2010 to 2012 and was a co-coach at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic for the Western Conference

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