Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"With the emergence of (centers Kris) Beech and (Jiri) Novotny, I think we can put (Nikolai Zherdev) on the wing." - Columbus head coach Ken Hitchcock

This quote should be taken with a grain of salt, as it cuts off before Hitch undoubtedly added "and our season in the toilet."

6 comments:

Tyler said...

Oh dear. Yes, and I see CBJ emerging into last place.

b.orr4 said...

I thought our farm team was in Hershey?

kb said...

Must. Not. Take. The bait and make stupid bet. That said, I don't think Columbus finishes last. (Wow. What a limb.)

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) It'll be a 'fight to the finish' between Columbus and Phoenix!
2) The Pacific division looks to be tougher than the Norris division so our money is on Gretzky's boys finishing dead last this season

bill ball said...

Brutal. Just brutal.

Eli said...

Hey, if you don't expect any defense or puck control, Beech is a perfectly capable NHL center. I think if he'd had time to develop chemistry with Semin, both could have put up better numbers last year. He and Fleischmann showed some of their tricks against Tampa late in the season, too. Remember? The blowout where Flash got two goals? Paired with Zherdev, Beech gets sixty points.

Novotny, I'm not quite sold on, but Columbus overpaid, and they'll want to give him a chance to justify it.