Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Morning Coffee

  • Matt Frattin was featured recently by The Hockey Writers, who ask if the former Sioux sniper is ready for the primetime in Toronto. Frattin is a player who might find a silver lining in any potential work stoppage. At last report he was due to resume skating in a couple of weeks as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery.
  • North Dakota captain Andrew MacWilliam was a guest on The Pipeline Show Saturday. The audio link is available here, and I also recommend listening to the segment featuring Nate Ewell. Ewell is the Director of Communications for College Hockey Inc. and he touched on CHI's hire of Mike Snee as its new Executive Director. He also discussed a few potential changes to the NHL collective bargaining agreement that could benefit college hockey.
  • NHL.com recently published a list of the Top 10 Captains in NHL history. While Jonathan Toews didn't make the list, Randy Holt of Rant Sports made an argument for Chicago's captain.
  • Even though the ownerless Phoenix Coyotes were unable to re-sign veteran forward Ray Whitney and could very well lose captain Shane Doan to free agency as well, it probably wouldn't be wise to dismiss Dave Tippett's resilient Coyotes as a playoff contender.


  1. No Mr. Hockey on the list is asinine.

    1. Not sure of my history, but he wasn't Detroit's captain for very long was he?