Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blades Remain in the CHL Top 10...

As the Blades maintain the top spot in both the east division and the WHL,they also climbed another hill... that being the CHL top 10 rankings. The Blades have moved up from 6th position last week to 3rd position this week. The Blades have been in the CHL rankings for 6 weeks and the season is only 10 weeks old (well 10th week in the CHL Top 10 rankings.)

Former Blade Jamie Crooks faced off against another former Blade in Milan Kytnar tonight... I was fortunate enough to catch the 3rd period on Shaw... after my soccer game. Crooks and his Bruin teamates defeated the Giants for the 1st time this season. Jamie Crooks pitched in with 1 goal. It is good to see that he has found success with his new team.

Could we say that Randy McNaught is having success here with the Blades? It depends on how you look at it....he does play on the 4th line and he does create room for Brent Benson and Darian Dzuirynski(but these guys throw thier own weight around to create space) There is also the INTIMIDATION factor (although one could argue that) because the much smaller Andrew Sullivan of the Swift Current Broncos fought Randy McNaught. I think that was alot of courage on Sullivan's part. Good trade for both teams but the Bruins have the advantage because Jamie Crooks is only 17 and McNaught is 19. That is probably what both teams asked for to fill some roles on each team.

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