In Red Wings Land
“I still think he exposes too many pucks,” Lalonde said. “I think there’s some detail with him protecting pucks, wanting to spend time with the puck. I think you’ve seen throughout camp — he’ll have some zone time and then he’ll have a rush play to the slot, or a hope play to the slot. I think there’s still some growth in his game where he can protect the puck and protect his hands and be really hard to play against, especially in the O-zone.”
I cut out the positives that Lalonde said about Söderblom which makes this criticism a lot more balanced. I do feel Elmer will start in the AHL, but to be honest he kind of feels like the kind of prospect who shouldn’t learn too many AHL habits.
There are shorter blurbs about Veleno and Edvinsson, but nothing on Johansson or Berggren.
Around the League
Sutter has led teams to the Stanley Cup Playoffs 15 times over his career, posting a record of 94-88 which is the sixth most Stanley Cup Playoff wins in NHL history, most recently joining Quinn at 94 wins during the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
I like that this story just calls it “multi-year” without specifically telling you how many. If you scroll down to the more-written article, it tells you it’s a two-year extension.
Hockey Canada Still Sucks
Have confirmed Hockey Canada’s interim board chair Andrea Skinner has submitted her resignation.— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) October 9, 2022
Hearing pressure growing on some provincial hockey federations from provincial govts and sponsors alike.— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) October 8, 2022
Govts want provincial branches to withhold player registration money & publicly demand Hockey Canada leadership change.
Implications unclear if branches were to lose funding.
Kelseyann shared this in yesterday’s QH as well. Thanks!