Rossy’s Prospect Ramblings (Tuesday)

Dean Youngblood

2013-10-08

 

Tuesday, October 8th

 

I was sitting in a small-town Windsor rink last night waiting for a game to start when I started reminiscing about how active I used to be on the Dobber Hockey forums. Admittedly, I was a forum junkie and probably spent way too much time chatting about hockey…but I loved it. I have certainly slowed down with my postings (too few now) now but I had a good time looking back at some of the thread series I started waaaaaaaaaaay back when. One of my favorite series was the Hockey History posts where I forwarded some interesting hockey facts happening that day, week or month. As a tribute, I start today’s ramblings off with a few historical facts from this day in hockey history (courtesy of the HHOF)….

October 8th, 1975 – Doug Jarvis played the first of his NHL record 964 consecutive games (over a span of 12 years). Jarvis started with Montreal, continued the streak with the Capitals and ended it with Hartford on Oct. 10, 1987 in a game against the Ranger

October 8th, 1975 – Rookie Bryan Trottier played in his first NHL game as the New York Islanders tied 1-1 against the Scouts in Kansas City.

October 8th, 1991 – San Jose Sharks won their first NHL game, 4-3 over Calgary, at the Cow Palace. Kelly Kisio scored the winning goal with 3:15 remaining in regulation.

October 8th, 1993 – The Mighty Ducks played their first game in NHL history, a 7-2 loss to the Red Wings at the Pond, in Anaheim. Ray Sheppard scored a goal and added three assists for the Red Wings.

October 8th, 2000 – Rookie Brad Richards recorded his first two career NHL points with a goal and an assist as the Lightning lost 5-4 to the the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

October 8th, 2002 – Boston Bruins named Joe Thornton as their new Team Captain, the 17th in team history.

 

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Hockey Canada officially unveiled the jerseys that the men’s, women’s and sledge hockey teams will be wearing at the Sochi Olympics. Thoughts?

 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>RT <a href=”https://twitter.com/HockeyCanada”>@HockeyCanada</a>: Here they are! The jerseys Canada’s men’s, women’s and sledge teams will wear at <a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sochi2014&src=hash”>#Sochi2014</a>. <a href=”http://t.co/5PgjCWLOeJ”>pic.twitter.com/5PgjCWLOeJ</a></p>— Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RossyYoungblood/statuses/387585206846119936″>October 8, 2013</a></blockquote>
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After the Flyers sent back 2012 1st round pick, Scott Laughton, to the Oshawa Generals, the young pivot riffled off three goals and nine points en route to being named OHL Player of the Week. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored a measly three goals in three winless games…just sayin’

 

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A worthy honourable mention for OHL Player of the Week….Sabres prospect Nicholas Baptiste

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p><a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sabres&src=hash”>#Sabres</a> Nicholas Baptiste running red hot for <a href=”https://twitter.com/Sudbury_Wolves”>@Sudbury_Wolves</a> picking up 4PM Saturday night after hat trick on Fri. 6 game pt streak (12P)</p>— Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RossyYoungblood/statuses/386685868729442304″>October 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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