Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Notes from Binghamton

The newest news of the B-Sens:
  • Alexander "Sputnik" Nikulin wrote a new blog entry about his first North American pro goal. He also mentioned Ray Emery's games on the farm, noting that while Rayzor wasn't outstanding, he was classy. Apparently Sputnik's also received a shipment of his favourite type of stick;
    "I'm happy that I received some of my favourite sticks, which I'm very much used to, I even scored my first goal with one of them. Hopefully it won't be the last, either in the AHL or in the NHL."
  • Since Brian Elliott is back on his way to Bingo, the B-Sens released Joel Martin, who'd served as Jeff Glass' backup. They'll run with Elliott and Glass as the tandem.
  • Mattias Karlsson, Ottawa's 4th round pick in 2003, played his first game for Bingo on Saturday against Hershey. Scouting report by Tim Murray: "Moves the puck well. Power-play type guy. Just hope he can bring a bit of offense to a group that's holding our sticks too tight right now, and having a hard time scoring." He was -1 with 2 shots in his debut. He had 32 points in 44 games for Bofors IK of the Swedish league Allsvenskan. At 6'2 and 192 pounds, he's apparently able to play physical and not afraid to hit.
  • Blue-chip prospects Nikulin, Brian Lee, and Ilya Zubov are all tied for the team lead in points with Danny Bois, who I guess is still a good prospect.
  • After fog problems on the ice for Bingo's home opener, management has initiated a "The Fog has Cleared" promotion, offering ticket rebates. Hilarious.
  • Nik Dimitrakos is leading the team in goal-scoring. I think that was the intention of signing him, so it's always nice when something works out.
  • Binghamton (1-2 on the year) will play two games against the Norfolk Admirals (1-3) this weekend. Although Emery stole the show in their first win, Elliott has a pretty good shot of stealing a game or two at the AHL level. If Denis Hamel can pick up his scoring pace, the B-Sens will be fine.
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