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This weeks depth chart, Lawrence Marshall and Ty Isaac are back on it.
The Flint Firebirds, the team once known as the Plymouth Whalers, just scored a comeback victory against the defending champion Oshawa Generals.
After the win, the owner fired all of the coaches... because his son wasn't getting enough playing time.
In response, the entire team quit. Including, apparently, the son in question.
The OHL isn't some scrub league, here--these are players with pro prospects and (questionable) education packages at stake, on a team in a new city, in a league that isn't insignificant. As far as I can tell, this sort of revolt is unprecedented in Major Junior (or pretty much everywhere else before Missouri this weekend).
Not the same issue at all, but clearly some similarity with Missouri. This... well, we might remember this weekend for a long time.
Beat Blaine Bishop in the 3rd period tonight. 4 goals, 9 points in 12 NHL games. He even got into a scrum with Stamkos tonight. Even more remarkably, +10 is second in the NHL to Subban of Montreal. Mickey Redmond, Osgood, and Elliott raving about his play, including Ogood comparing him to Jonathan Toews at this age. Not too shabby and God willing this kid will be wearing the "C" in Detroit for a looooonnnnnggggg time. And, he should be wearing the red, white, and blue in the Olympics very soon.
Checking the leaderboard at NHL.com after the first handful of games, one finds a (not too meaningful) cool thing: multiple familiar names.
Pacioretty accounts for a lot of the pop, in the top 4 for goals, points, and +/- , but Cammalleri, and Larkin both put in good showings. As does Al Montoya for both his save % and GAA.
Big time game tonight. One of two teams in this horrid non-conference slate that will positively impact our RPI if we can beat them (the other one being BU).
Michigan travels to Schenectady, NY to take on #18 Union.
Union already has one impressive win this season, as they beat BU 5-3 in their season opener.
Racine starting in net tonight.
Puck drop: 7:30pm
TV: UATV ($7.99 fee) LINK