Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, Francois

News out of Wheeling is that former Pittsburgh Penguin Francois Leroux will suit up tomorrow night in Wheeling for the Nailers. Leroux, a 6'6" 270lb defenseman, is a former 1st round draft pick in 1988, played 249 NHL games between the Oilers, Penguins and Avalanche. He will be replacing Lane Manson who decided to call his career quits earlier this week. He's 37 years old, can he still go? Although skating and soft hands were never his main strength, Leroux is a very physical, defensive-minded defenseman who amassed 577 penalty minutes in his NHL career.
Here's a great youtube clip of a Leroux fight against Tony Twist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ysnsV6fW8

Philadelphia also reassigned goalie Martin Houle. This will crowd the goal-tending situation for sure. The Nailers now have three quality starting keepers with David Brown, Martin Houle and Terry Denike, with Denike being the odd man out because of affiliations with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Philadelphia. Houle has been placed on the 3-day IR.

**Edit**
* There are some immigration issues with former Nailer/Thunderbird, Vadim Slivchenko. Coach Patrick said Last week that they were trying to get him into the lineup as soon as they can.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It'd be great to get Vadim back.
Leroux is going to add some nice guidance too!

Anonymous said...

ahh what are you're sources?
Beyond echl.com of course.

Nailer News said...

a lot of different places...