Thursday, January 12, 2006


Digging Through the Trash Like a Motavian

Is Gilbert Brule coming back to the Vancouver Giants?? It appears that may be the case, per TSN.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have told underage forward Gilbert Brule he's tentatively scheduled to be re-assigned to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, but that won't happen officially until early next week.

Brule is returning from a fractured leg, but has not yet been medically cleared to play.

The Vancouver Giants have towered over much of the WHL this season and are 2nd in their division with a 29-10-4 record and are currently ranked #9 in the CHL.

With Gilbert Brule, they ought to be uber-p0werful!


Canadian kids playing hockey in America's Bible Belt?
The Tyee brings us a story of a young kid who shunned CHL and Canadian university hockey to play in the deep south.

Why would any kid from Canada want to play in Alabama? Free Education. Canadian universities just don't give out many scholarships to hockey-playing kids. Only kids who have played CHL hockey (especially WHL) get any free tuition.

You would be hard-pressed, however, to find two more disparate cultures in North America than those of Vancouver and the Alabama city amidst cotton fields.

"We're in what you call the Bible belt down here, the people down here are very nice, you get a lot of southern hospitality, but it is the Bible belt," Ross said. "But the weather is warmer."

"My first year, the first few weeks, it was interesting coming from Vancouver, where it's so multicultural, it's quite a big change, but everyone down here is really, really nice," Narduzzi said.


Be sure to check out the NHL Blog Carnival #17 at Red and Black Hockey. It's the Rod Brind'Amour Edition (which must be French for Ugly'Love)

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