Well, the first week of the NHL and IceHL seasons have concluded.
Unfortunately, the Wave fell their first week to the Edmonton Kodiaks 166-180.1. It was a pretty good matchup, and I think the Wave just hit some bad luck and are still pretty well off. The Wave still scored the 7th most points this week. If we can keep that up, I should be able to grab a playoff spot. And once we’re in, anything can happen.
I’ve been pretty happy with the new addition Nathan Horton, who has scored 3-2-5 in 3 games. Along with Ovechkin and Sharp, they’re forming quite an awesome top line. Also, Doug Weight has been a pleasant surprise, putting up 1-4-5 in 6 games. Great value for a 17th round pick there.
Unfortunately, my favorite whipping boy, Derrick Brassard has come nowhere near the FOURTH ROUND PICK the auto pick draft took him at… Still upset with that one… Could you tell? I’m willing to hear some trade offers for him. Tempting, eh? Haha
Speaking of trades, I tried sending out a few offers for a couple of my favorite players that were both rejected. I tried trading Henrik Zetterberg for Mike Richards and also Keith Yandle straight up for Andrei Markov, figuring I might be able to get him considering he’s still injured for a while. Worth a try at least.
In the meantime, the Wave were able to pick up Jason Pominville off of waivers. That was a calculated decision. Even though he did suffer that terrible injury, he should still be a steal once he does come back.
By the way, Chris mentioned this at the league office, but make sure to follow the team pages on Twitter. Here’s the Wave’s page.