Monday, September 28, 2009

Howson's D-man Shuffle

GM Scott Howson's pursuit of the elusive offensive defenseman hit a fever pitch this week.  We've seen tryouts, cutdowns, reassignments and now a trade.


  • Grant Clitsome - Going to Syracuse.  Good camp, Grant...we'll see you at Nationwide when the injuries pile up!)
  • Martin Skoula - Released from tryout.  A true shame, because his girl is gorgeous and I spent a lot of time comparing his stats to the CBJ defensive corps. 
  • John Moore - Going to Kitchner.  The training camp wunderkind gets a year to terrorize the juniors.  See ya next year, John!
  • Nick Holden and David Liffiton - Going to Syracuse.  Not sure that these two really were on the CBJ roster radar.  
  • Johnathan Sigalet - Waived.  If he clears waivers, he's going to Syracuse....I think.
  • Anton Stralman - Received in trade from Calgary.  Howson got the former Maple Leaf and Marlie (never played in the regular season for Calgary) for a 2010 3rd rounder.  Here's his stat page, which reflects his youth and the transition from Sweeden's Euro game to the rougher (truculent!) North American game.  Stralman's numbers won't impress (He IS improving...), but this highlight will:

Quite a week on Nationwide Boulevard.  Now, the regular season looms...

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