One of the blasts of being on Twitter is watching the various people who make their livings covering the National Hockey League race to be first whenever a player move is made.
You had better believe that it is ultra-competitive.
If you don’t believe it, check out this piece from The Globe and Mail that involves some Nick Kypreos vitriol that was fired in the direction of the gang from TSN.
And then get ready for today’s circus as the NHL trade deadline gets here. Finally.
The Vancouver Giants beat the visiting Tri-City Americans 5-0 on Sunday. The Giants, who got four points from F Brendan Gallagher, had lost six in a row to the Americans. . . . Vancouver G Mark Segal stopped 23 shots. He has five shutouts this season. . . . The victory was No. 519 as a WHL head coach for Vancouver’s Don Hay, moving him into third on the all-time list, one ahead of the late Pat Ginnell. . . . Ernie (Punch) McLean is next, at 548, with Ken Hodge on the top rung, with 742. . . . The Americans were playing their fifth game in seven days. They have lost five of six. . . . Vancouver was without F Brendan Rowinski (flu). . . .
F Robin Soudek scored twice in regulation time and again in the shootout as the host Chilliwack Bruins beat the Prince George Cougars, 4-3. . . . The loser point lifted the Cougars into a tie for seventh with the idle Kamloops Blazers in the Western Conference. The Bruins are five points off the pace. . . . Prince George and Kamloops are one point behind the Everett Silvertips, who journeyed to Kent, Wash., and were beaten 5-1 by the Seattle Thunderbirds. . . . F Marcel Noebels, a freshman from Germany, scored the game’s last four goals, giving him 25 on the season.
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