November 2, 2012

Opening Faceoff: Friday, Nov. 2

By Jesse Connolly

Jordan Caron leads the Providence Bruins with four goals so far this season. (Getty Images)

Good reads

  • The AHL honored its top players from the month of October. Springfield Falcons goalie Curtis McElhinney was named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month. Check out just how ridiculously good he was here.

  • ESPN’s Around the Horn will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this evening. Tony Reali has a great piece reflecting on his tenure as host and discussing what’s made the show a success.

  • Oilers’ prospect Brandon Davidson will be leaving the Oklahoma City Barons to battle testicular cancer.

  • The NHL and NHLPA could maybe, possibly talk again. At some point. Somewhere. Hopefully in the “relatively near future,” says Bill Daly.

  • Pat Mullane’s (Wallingford, Conn.) tenure as captain at Boston College is off to a good start. BC’s 4-1-0 and the senior forward was named Athletic Republic Player of the Month for October.

Quick hits

  • Bruins’ prospect Jordan Caron’s going to have to show up for work on his birthday. The winger turns 22 today. Providence will host the Worcester Sharks later tonight.

  • The latest reports from those armed with rock-solid sources have the Winter Classic getting the axe today.

  • Does anyone else immediately think of all the other less significant brothers of the world when they read Steve Fehr’s name like I do? Steve Fehr is the Clint Howard of these lockout talks. He is the Randy Quaid of labor negotiations. He is every Baldwin brother not named Alec.

Today on NEHJ

  • Friday’s are a full-fledged, college hockey frenzy ‘round these parts. Stay tuned for Dan Guttenplan’s ECAC Journal (Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey), Andy Merritt’s latest piece on Hockey East (Providence goaltender Jon Gillies), our college power rankings and more.

Entirely off-topic

  • IMDB released its list of the top ten horror movies of all time. Yeah, yeah. Halloween already passed. I still say you check it out. There are a number of surprise entries.

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