GHC October ***Three Stars of the Month

GHC OCTOBER


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The Season is underway & the GHC has selected the 3 Stars of the Month! The 1st Star is Buffalo’s Andrew Shaw,who leads the League in Goals with 9,getting Hat Tricks in Dallas & at home vs the Islanders! Andrew,who has been playing mostly on the 4th line & moving up to the 3rd line in the last period,has asked Coach Phil Housley for more playing time,to which Housley responded ” I’ll decide where he plays,he’s got to remember that he’s playing against 4th liners now,can he handle 1st or 2nd liners in this league,thats the Question mark!”

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The 2nd Star is the Blue’s netminder Carey Price,who registered 3 shutouts thru the 1st 10 games of the season,including two on the road! Carey led his team to a League-Best 16 Goals against! The Blues have allowed 6 PPG’s,which means at even-strength,thru 10 games,they have only allowed 10 Goals,best in the League!

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The 3rd Star of the month,we have a tie(got to butter up the Commish,who does a Great,thankless,Job)as “King” Henrik Lundqvist shares the honors with the Bolts Marc-Andre Fleury. Lundqvist leads the League in Saves % & also has all 6 Wins for the Devil’s, & is 2nd in Star Points to the Leader Fleury! Marc-Andre,who leads the League in Star Points & Wins with 8,has his Bolts with the 2nd best Goals-Against,allowing just 17 thru 10 games! The Bolts Goaltending Coach Eddie Belfour commented ” If you look at his card, I mean the video’s ,you’ll see Marc doesnt give up many Rebounds,which in this league is dangerous! He(Marc)controls rebounds as well as any Goalie in this League”!
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ODDS & ENDS- Jordan Eberle has 5 PPG to lead the League & his Coyotes are over 50% on the PP! Jordan’s 5 Goals are more than what 6 teams have scored on the PP so far(Dal,Min,Sj,Chi,Phi, & Van)
Marian Hossa has 4 Game-Winning Goals to lead the League,thats more than 4 teams have in the Win column(Dal,Phi,Van, & Col)
Taylor Hall ,last years Rocket Richard(most Goals in League)Winner, leads the League in Points(17) & PIM(21)gotta stay out of the box kid!
Is the 2nd Pair better than the 1st pair? We have two 2nd defense pairs leading the League in plus-minus at a +10,as Brent Burns & Josh Georges(Stl) & Matt Carle & Niklas Hjalmarsson(Tb) are all tied for the League Lead!
The NOT SO GOOD NEWS- St Louis declines the Penalty! The Blues(Oliver Ekman-Larsson has it)have only scored ONE PPG in 24 chances for a League-Low 4.2% ! Blues PP Coach Ilya Kovalchuk says ” My comrades got to get more bodies to the net & shoot more from the Point”
Travis Zajac (Van) has the worst plus-minus(-11)in the League,to which Coach Otteson responded ” I got him(Travis)out against the best lines in the League,He’s playing on a checking line that aint checking,they all(his linemates Boyes & Laich)think they are Rushers & sometimes Crushers,but if they dont play better, I’ll make them Ushers”

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Dallas- The Stars are off to their worst start in franchise history,having lost their 1st 5 games on home ice, & the rumours are again swirling in Texas,is Coach Dale Hunter job on the line! GM Steve Yzerman barked ” The Coach cant put the puck in the net, We’re the lowest scoring team in the League & we’re not playing very good defense either! I’ll take some responsibility for trading away Matt Niskanen for Goalie Nick Backstrom,that hasnt worked out very well! I’ve got confidence in Dale,they had a slow start last year but snuck in to the show(playoffs),dont count us out just yet!

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