Teodors Bļugers, who participated in the World Junior Championship in Calgary earlier this year, will represent Latvia again at the World Under-18 Championship in Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic, April 12-22, 2012.
As February gives way to March in the United States Hockey League, we continue to see players dominate, players continue to improve, and new opportunities for some to get the exposure and challenge of playing at the Tier 1 level.
It is time to give Mikhail Grigorenko his due as a legit riser with his play this year in the QMJHL. While he has had a bit of a consistency issue in the past with his Russian team CSKA, his play in Quebec under coach Patrick Roy has been phenomenal.
As a writer, nothing frustrated me more than when a team or agent shuts down a player from the media. It doesn’t happen frequently, but when it does it serves as enough of an annoyance when we try to tell stories.