I just want to point out that Dan Cleary has been scratched from the lineup for the last seven games. We have also gone 5-1-1 in that time. Coincidence? I think not. OK, I'm done strumming my one-stringed guitar.
Pure domination by team USA! Can't wait for the next game! Hopefully Canada can fight hard and get past the powerhouse team Latvia. That way we can have the USA vs Canada matchup that most of us want to see. BRING IT ON!!!
I'm excited to see what this Athanasiou kid can do in the future at the pro level. Fun comparison:
Mantha - GP-44 G-47 A-50 P-97
Athanasiou - GP-49 G-35 A-37 P-72
1. Athanasiou plays in a lower scoring league (OHL vs QMJHL)
2. Only 1 month difference in age between them.
3. Athanasiou has Helm-like speed.
I am not saying these prospects are on the same level. They're not. More so just trying to bring to light the accomplishments of Athanasiou. Having a huge breakout season.
Thought I'd bring this up again as Athanasiou was just named the OHL's player of the week for the second time.
He's now at GP-53 G-41 A-39 P-80. 4th in league scoring.
MALIK: Red Wings prospect Andreas Athanasiou's not quite tearing things up at Anthony Mantha's 100-point level, but he sure is close, and the Ontario Hockey League took notice by naming the Barrie Colts forward their player of the week:
I would love to get him, but Boston has him thriving there and there's no way in hell they let him go. Though if they actually wanted Q, then add in a good prospect in the Pulkkinen variety maybe and then our 1st or 2nd rounder, maybe Boston would bite on that. And then our 3rd line is Abs-Helm-Smith and my heart explodes from excitement.
Or we could just play Brendan on the wing and refer to him as "Reilly."