Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday News

It's nice to see hockey back.

Something I wanted to post late last night but didn't. Colten Teubert and the Los Angeles Kings have come to terms. It's the standard three year entry level deal. With the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, he had 7 goals and 16 assists. He also had 135 penalty minutes.

To add some intrigue to the Akim Aliu story, he wasn't in the line up tonight against Sarnia Sting. It was the first exhibition game for both clubs. The Knights defeated the Sting 4-1. Maybe the team wanted to see a few more players in game action but looking at their roster, it looked like the roster you would see in the regular season. There were a few players missing but I would say the roster had 90% of the regulars.

It should be interesting to see what happens the next few days. I am sure the London Knights could get some value for him.

Appartenly the reason Knight fans didn't see their young Knight, Jared Knight, is because he hasn't been released from his agreement with the National Team Development Program and USA Hockey. They will release him sometime next week.

The Wisconsin Badgers received a commitment from Keegan Meuer, a 19-year old Waterloo Blackhawk forward. With the Blackhawks last year, he had 2 goals and 22 assists in 52 games last year.

It looks like the Badgers have found a recruiting pipeline. Meuer will be the fourth Blackhawk player to be apart of the 2009 recruiting class. The other players on the roster that's heading to Wisconsin are centers Brock Montpetit, Craig Smith, and Tyler Barnes.

The Everett Silvertips have signed Tyler Maxwell of Manhattan Beach, California, to a WHL Educational Contract. With the Los Angeles Jr. Kings last season, he had 41 goals and 31 assists.

The Prince George Cougars have come to terms with Shane Pilling. He was the 69th overall selection (4th round) in the 2008 Draft. With the the bantam AAA Lethbridge Val Matteotti Golden Hawks last season he had 6 goals and 14 assists in 33 games.

I am not the political type but I loved this. It has to do with hockey.

That's My Take

(Nathan also is a writer for He's the writer for the Asylum which covers the Lewiston Maineiacs of the QMJHL. He's also a regular contributor to the NHL Source also at He can be reached at


SimonTemplar said...

My knowledge of their operations goes something like this,if you coast around out there and get warned then fine just pick it up.

But if it's true and words were exchanged with Dale Hunter that is an absolute no-no.We don't know the truth yet but if it is then knowing Mark Hunter this party will be over quickly.

These guys don't mess around and when the line is crossed in the respect category that's it, end, finished.

Give it a day or two to see if they have a cooling off period. He may be allowed back with a "I am sorry" or he won't. But if the bag packing is true it doesn't sound good.

Don't jump to conclusions yet until Mark makes an announcement.

I hope it works out , I like Akim and his game.

Gandalf The Red said...

Unless Aaron Crandall was traded from Des Moines and I didn't see it, I believe you mean Tyler Barnes as the 4th Waterloo Black Hawk w/ verbal commitments to the Badgers.

Great blog though.

Nathan Fournier said...

You are right my mistake...Thanks for catching that.