Monday, December 8, 2008

The Coyotes Lose 7-1 to the Blackhawks??? I Have no Idea What Your Talking About...

I won't bother rehashing that horrid game. Watching it was hard enough. I've already been through the crying, the wailing and the gnashing of the teeth. I don't want to do it again. You can blame Bryz, you can blame Gretzky, you can blame the forwards, defensemen, whomever you choose. But what it boils down to is this: There will be nights like that. At this point, they can either turn the season around or tank it. Which direction the Coyotes take has yet to be determined. We'll have to wait and see...

Moving on.... We do have some other news today of interest in Coyotes Country.

  • Coyotes Rookie Josh Tordjman named AHL player of the week: The American Hockey League announced today that San Antonio Rampage goaltender Josh Tordjman has been named the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 7, 2008. Tordjman was 3-0-0 with two shutouts in three starts last week, stopping 69 of 72 shots to get the Rampage back in the win column. On Thursday night, Tordjman stopped all 27 shots he faced as San Antonio snapped a 13-game losing streak and a 17-game winless slide with a 3-0 win over Syracuse. The Manitoba Moose then came into the AT&T Center with the best record in the AHL and Tordjman stymied them twice, making 19 stops in a 4-3 victory on Friday and pitching a 23-save shutout in a 1-0 decision on Sunday. Tordjman finished with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage for the week. In recognition of his achievement, Tordjman will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Rampage home game. Tordjman, 23, is in his third professional season after signing with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 2, 2006. He is 4-10-1 with a 2.93 GAA in 16 outings for San Antonio this season after helping the Rampage to their first Calder Cup Playoffs appearance in five years in 2007-08. In 96 career AHL games, all with San Antonio, the Montreal native has a record of 41-42-7 with four shutouts.

  • Rumor? Forward Brian McGrattan Clears Waivers: According to this site Coyotes forward Brian McGrattan cleared waivers last week and now could be sent down to San Antonio. No confirmation on this one from the Coyotes as of yet, however.

  • And last but not least, the Coyotes called up newly acquired Joakim Lindstrom from San Antonio: Lindstrom was acquired from the Ducks on December 3rd. His first game with the Rampage was the game in which they cut that 17 game losing streak. Linstrom has recorded 1-1-2 in his first three games with San Antonio. In 2007-08, Lindstrom split the season between the NHL and AHL, collecting 3-4-7 in 25 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets and recording 25-35-60 in 49 games with Syracuse . He established both NHL and AHL career-highs in goals, assists and points last season.


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