Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald reports that former Everett Silvertips F Zack Dailey "has filed a lawsuit against the team over his Western Hockey League college scholarship." . . . That story is right here.
F Zach Hamill had a terrific WHL career with the Everett Silvertips. But now he is in his third season as a professional -- he is in the Boston Bruins organization -- meaning he could be a restricted free agent after this season. He is with the AHL’s Providence Bruins and, with the NHL trade deadline arriving on Feb. 28, he is hearing his name in rumours. Check out this story from the Providence Journal.
Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun writes about Giants D Luke Fenske, who now is sporting the Bobby Clarke look, and the Giants, who are preparing for a weekend that includes a rematch with the Kelowna Rockets. That piece is right here.
Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post has a good piece in Thursday’s paper on the recent war of words between Dave Hunchak, the head coach of the Moose Jaw Warriors, and GM/head coach Lorne Molleken of the Saskatoon Blades. The intriguing part of Harder’s column are the thoughts of Moose Jaw F Cody Beach, who found himself in the middle of it all.
Check out Harder’s piece right here.
Early in the first period of Montreal’s 4-1 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton on Thursday night, Canadiens D James Wisniewski was struck in the face by a shot taken by F Taylor Hall. Wisniewski left a lot of blood on the ice before exiting and being taken to hospital. This isn’t for the squeamish, but here’s a photo he had taken while he was at the hospital. . . . He was released from hospital later in the evening and was on the team’s flight to Calgary.
And now for your reading enjoyment, here’s something from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune. He put together a panel, including former Portland GM/head coach Ken Hodge, and picked the top 15 fighters in the history of the Winterhawks’ franchise. If you’re a WHL fan, this is an interesting read and it’s right here.