News and Notes 11/20
November 20, 2018
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I found four bits of news which I was able to spin into a blog piece so here goes…
Troy Josephs was named ECHL Player of the Week after his solid weekend for the Wheeling Nailers, who swept through the south last weekend, winning all three games. Josephs had six goals and one assist in four games last week and is second in the ECHL in scoring. None of the goals topped this one he scored against Greenville on Sunday…
Ryan Horvat was released from his professional tryout with Coal Street, per AHL Transactions.
Tom had a nice feature on Sam Lafferty for The Athletic you can read here if you are a subscriber.
With the tumult going on in Pittsburgh right now, don’t be surprised to see someone like Lafferty go up later in the year so Pittsburgh can see what they have asset wise with Lafferty. Add Ethan Prow, Anthony Angello, Thomas Di Pauli and Sam Miletic into that mix as well if things spiral so far out of control in Pittsburgh they are playing for a draft pick instead of a playoff spot. It all trickles down.
On Miletic, Tyler offered the following…
You are going to see in tomorrow’s AHL Power Rankings that the Penguins are missing, “something” right now. I think the two things they are missing is leadership (Garrett Wilson was reassigned Saturday but didn’t play against Charlotte) and a play maker. I think Miletic is that play maker.
Pens have three games this weekend; on the road against Springfield on Friday then two at home with Hershey Saturday and Providence Sunday. I would expect Miletic to get the play Friday, off Saturday, play Sunday treatment.
Check out the Power Rankings Wednesday, enjoy your Thanksgiving on Thursday then check us out Friday for the Gameday setup against Springfield.