Just a little note about some habs prospects.
With the trade deadline in all 3 CHL leagues a few days ago, there were lots of trades involving some Habs prospects.
In the OHL, Petteri Simila was traded fro the Niagara Icedogs to the Barrie Colts. But he was only a minor piece in the trade, and doesn’t seem to be in the plans of the Colts. He’s not even mentioned on their website, and this article by Sportsnet says he’s actually headed to Finland.
Windsor’s main competition for the title, the Barrie Colts, was just as aggressive on the trade front. Barrie picked up Alex Pietrangelo, the top defenceman at the recently completed world junior hockey championship, and gritty forward Zac Rinaldo.
Pietrangelo will make his Colts debut in the highly-anticipated match-up against the Spitfires in Windsor on Thursday.
Barrie also added goaltender Mavric Parks from the Kitchener Rangers shortly before Monday’s deadline. Parks will battle with Peter Di Salvo for the starting job, but will watch from the bench Thursday as Di Salvo gets the nod against Windsor.
Finnish goaltender Petteri Simila, who was acquired as part of the Pietrangelo trade with Niagara, will head home. Dalton McGrath, who had been Di Salvo’s backup, will join a Colts affiliate team.
I don’t really know where he’ll play in Finland and if that’s good for him… The Colts are a very good team, but he probably wouldn’t have played a lot there, so hopefully he’ll get a chance to play more in Finland.
In the Q, two habs prospects could be indirectly affected by a trade between the Montreal Juniors and the Drummondville Voltigeurs. The Juniors sent Jake Allen, their goalie, to Drummondville, in exchange for two draft picks. But according to Stephane Leroux who follows the Q for RDS (he wrote that like 12 days ago but I completely missed it), the Juniors will certainly give back their two picks to Drummondville in exchange for two roster players in june. The Juniors would pick 2 out of the 5 following guys: Philippe Lefebvre, Gabriel Dumont, Jonathan Brunelle, Alexandre Comtois and Charles Landry:
Allen a donc été acquis du Junior de Montréal pour des choix de première ronde aux séances de sélections de 2010 et 2011 de même qu’un autre choix qui demeure à être identifié. Il est toutefois acquis que les deux choix de première ronde retourneront à Drummondville en juin prochain et à ce moment les Voltigeurs expédieront deux joueurs parmi un groupe de 5 identifiés. Ces joueurs sont les attaquants Philippe Lefebvre, Gabriel Dumont, Jonathan Brunelle ou Alexandre Comtois de même que le défenseur Charles Landry. Deux de ces cinq joueurs joueront pour le Junior de Montréal l’an prochain.
As you may know, Lefebvre and Dumont are two habs prospects who could therefore end up getting a taste of Montreal next year, if they play for the Juniors. They could even have a chance to play with Avtsin, another hab prospect currently in Russia, but whose rights are owned by the Juniors.
I have to say, I like that. It would be great for the Juniors because some habs fans would probably be pretty interested in watching those kids play. It would be nice for the habs too, to have a chance to monitor very closely their prospects. And finally it would be nice for those players to get a chance to play together and to get a taste of Montreal (Dumont and Lefebvre have been playing together for some time now, but it would be cool for them to stay together and to get to know Avtsin).
Ok, that’s all I had to say. Finally, the real habs are back tonight!
I really like Neal and Eriksson, and I own them in some of my fantasy leagues, but tonight I’ll forgive them if they take the night off! :P
Neal and Eriksson, my two Texas Hearts