Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lots to catch up on...

The ECHL announced today that Wheeling Nailer defenseman Jon D'Aversa will replace teammate Paul Bissonnette on the American Conference roster for the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game.
D'Aversa, 22,has 17 points (3g-14a) and 43 penalty minutes in 22 games with Wheeling.

::Edit::
The curse strikes again as hours after D'Aversa was announced to take Paul Bissonnettes' ECHL All Star Spot, he was recalled to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
::End Edit::

Moving Up
Pittsburgh Penguins reassigned forward Joe Jensen from Wheeling to
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and WBS recalled forward Ned Havern from Wheeling.
Havern was going to be in the lineup because Dennis Bonvie was
scratched because of back spasms. However, WBS coach Todd
Richards accidentally listed Havern as a scratch and when he got to
the faceoff circle to take his first shift, the referee told Havern that he
wasn't on the roster. So Havern had to go back to the locker room.
Nice.

Curtiss Patrick also had a brief stint up being recalled to the
Springfield Falcons of the AHL.

Currently the Nailers have 10 players called up to the AHL.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: David Brown, John Curry, Paul Bissonnette, Ned Havern, Mark Letestu, Joe Jensen, Kyle Rank, Jon D'Aversa.
Philadelphia: David Laliberte
Norfolk: Adam Henrich

Moving Back
The Wheeling Nailers have claimed forward Joe Guenther
off waivers from the Florida Everblades.
The Guenther has two assists and four penalty minutes in
five games with Elmira and four points (2G,2A) and
10 PIM in 19 games with Florida.
Last season in Wheeling, Guenther played in all 72 games
and was third on the team with 26 goals and 42 points.

Just Moving
The Nailers also signed B.J. Radovich who played for Puhalski in Chicago (UHL).
Radovich was traded to the Kalamazoo Wings (UHL) mid season.

Forward Matt Johnson who played part of this season with the Augusta Lynx, but is now enrolled at Providence College. Seems like an odd situation... We'll see what pans out I guess. In 7 games with Augusta, Johnson had one goal.

Forward Kelly Miller who also played for Coach Puhalski in Fort Wayne and Chicago.
No, we did not sign the former NHL Player. We only save those roster spots for Mario's Friends.

"Want to see a house?"


John Burton has been released from the team to make room for the UHL invasion.



Did a google search on Kelly Miller found some interesting things.

*Kelly Miller, the first Black mathematics graduate student

*Welcome to Kelly Miller Circus.Com

*WNBA.com: Kelly Miller Playerfile

*Portfolio Website - Miller Photography - Kelly Miller

Miller is from the craptown of Toledo however...
It feels like an infestation with these Toledo ties... I feel dirty all of a sudden.

What's next? Attard? Zultek? Rob Snowball?
He's the only guy I know that drops the soap more than he drops his gloves,
and if his hockey game is any indication, he's getting crushed.


"Hey guys, lets hit the showers. I'll drop."

God, I hope not.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gosh, No Balls and Attard would be HORRIBLE! I'd have to boycott!

Ty Conklin said...

snowball likes guys

Anonymous said...

Biiiig Birrrrrd, AAAAAtarrrrd???
NO WAY...NOT HERE...EVER!!!!!

the big one said...

I'll ask for a refund for my season tickets if we get Attard. It's highly unlikely though, even though he's not playing this season, same with Zultek. Noballs is the only one playing, and he's in Port Huron and sucks anyway.

Anonymous said...

nice Havern story. poor kid can't catch a break in the AHL.