Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Leap Day Odds and Ends

Tyrel Seaman has played one game since
November 25 because of back-to-back
concussions.
The Wheat Kings could be a lot healthier by the time they play their next game on Friday night.  Kevin Sundher, Tyrel Seaman and Jason Swyripa all practiced in non-contact jerseys on Tuesday.

Sundher (concussion) has missed the last six games, Seaman (concussion) has missed the last 27 games and 36 of the last 37 and Swyripa (leg) has missed four in a row and five of the last six contests.

Dylan Kuczek was wearing a sling as he watched practice Tuesday so I don't think I'm stretching it to say he's got a shoulder injury while goaltender Brandon Anderson sat out Tuesday's practice with illness.

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Former Brandon Wheat Kings' captain Keith Aulie is officially back in the NHL. 

Tampa Bay recalled Aulie from the AHL's Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday, and he's expected to make his Lightning debut Friday night when they host the New York Rangers. 

Tampa Bay acquired Aulie from Toronto during NHL trade deadline day on Monday.

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If you didn't see the piece Michael Farber produced for TSN on former Brandon Wheat Kings Jordin Tootoo and aired on Tuesday night, you can click here to watch it on the TSN website.

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Interesting thread on eBrandon about the ongoing lease negotiations between the Keystone Centre and the Wheat Kings.

Certainly a lot of differing opinions out there, but I find the argument about the Wheat Kings' 'sweet deal' from 1997 a little tiresome.

Whether it was a 'sweet deal' at the time should have nothing to do with the current negotiations.  The upcoming lease should reflect the current economic situation, not try to make up the last 15 years.

Plus, IMHO, the list of Keystone Centre 'sweet deals' doesn't only have one name on it.

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