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Jicemen and Jewps

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

Omri Casspi has started three of the last four games for the Golden State Warrior (all as a strong forward and all resulting in wins, it’s worth pointing out). Here’s the breakdown:

  • Nov. 19: 118-110 over the host Brooklyn Nets — 12 points in 23 minutes with eight rebounds, one assist, and two blocked shots.
  • Nov. 24: 143-94 blowout against the visiting Chicago Bulls — six points in 25 minutes with four rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and two steals.
  • Nov. 25: 110-95 over visiting New Orleans — nine points in 25 minutes with four rebounds, two assist, and two blocked shots.

Playing in the NBA has it drawbacks, however. Casspi is unable to play for Israel in the qualifiers for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

The Warriors are 15-5, second in the Western Conference.

Over on the ice…

  • Michael Cammalleri, Edmonton Oilers, has two assists in six games since coming over in a trade from the LA Kings. Edmonton is 9-14-2, seventh in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference to one in seventh
  • Jason Demers, Arizona Coyotes (6-17-3, 15th/last in the Western Conference with the worst record in the league): 26 games, two goals, eight assists.
  • Josh Ho-Sang, NY Islanders (14-7-2, fifth Eastern Conference): 13 games, two goals, six assists. Slowly making a name for himself.
  • Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs (15-9-1, fourth in Eastern Conference): 25 games, five goals, seven assists.
  • Brendan Leipsic, Vegas Golden Knights (15-6-1, second in the Western Conference): 14 games, no goals, seven assists.
  • Jason Zucker, Wild (11-9-3, 11th in Western Conference) 23 games, 12 goals, seven assists. Luke Kunin  was sent back to the minors on Nov. 21. He appeared in 14 games for the Wild with two goals and two assists.

Jice Update, October 30, 2017

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

An all-too-infrequent update about what the Chosen Frozen are up to:

  • Image result for luke kuninMichael Cammalleri, LA Kings (9-1-1, first place in the Pacific Division): nine games, two goals, three assists.
  • Jason Demers, Arizona Coyotes (0-10-1, eighth/last in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference): 11 games, one goal, three assists.
  • Josh Ho-Sang, NY Islanders (6-4-1, fourth in Metropolitan Division of Eastern Conference): six games, no goals, four assists. He was sent down to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (what a name) of the AHL on Oct. 24.
  • Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4-0, third place in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference): 11 games, four goals, two assists.
  • Luke Kunin, Minnesota Wild, debuted on Oct. 16  against the Columbus Blue Jackets and was promptly sent back down to the minors. The highly-touted 19-year-old returned for the Oct. 21 game against the Winnipeg Jets. He scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 26 against the Islanders. The Wild are 4-3-2, seventh/last in the Central Division of the Western Conference. That’s him — No. 19 — celebrating with his teammates in the 6-4 win.
  • Brendan Leipsic, Vegas Golden Knights (8-1-0, second in the Pacific Division): eight games, no goals, four assists.
  • Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild, nine games, three goals, four assists.

Shalom, Luke Kunin

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by Ron Kaplan

Image resultSince “shalom” means both hello and goodbye…

Welcome the newest MOT to the NHL: Luke Kunin, who briefly joined Jason Zucker on the Minnesota Wild.

Kunin, 19, was the Wild’s first-round pick in 2016. He was called up due to injuries to several of the team’s forwards. He made his debut on Oct. 14 in the Wild’s 5-4 home opener overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played 13:53 in that one. He was reassigned to the American Hockey League right after the game, but he’ll be back.

Some stories on Kunin:

  • Minnesota Wild Prospect Camp 2017: Green Offense — Luke Kunin leads the charge on a team that features current Gopher Leon Bristedt and High School phenom Sam Huff
  • What Luke Kunin brings to the Minnesota Wild
  • Luke Kunin’s versatility excites Wild: Forward prospect ‘can play 200-foot game,’ had 19 goals for Wisconsin last season
  • From the September/October issue of the Jewish Sports Review: “After two seasons at Wisconsin, Luke Kunin, 191, 1 wing from Chesterfield, MO, signed with the Minnesota Wild and was assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL) where he rifled in 5 goals with three assists for 8 points, endured 16 PMs [penalty minutes] and was assigned a +2 rating in 12 games.”

HT to Korner chaver Ken Cutler for the news about Kunin.

And just a quick catch-up on the rest of the Jice-men…

Jason Demers, Arizona Coyotes (0-6-1, eighth/last in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference): seven games, one goal two assists

Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild (1-1-2, last in the Central Division of the Western Conference): four games, two goals, two assists

Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs (6-0-1, second in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference): seven games, three goals, two assists

Michael Cammalleri, LA Kings (5-0-1, first in the Pacific Division): four games, two goals, two assists

Brendan Leipsic, Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-0, second in the Pacific Division): six games, no goals, four assists

Josh Ho-Sang, NY Islanders (3-3-1, seventh in Metropolitan Division of Eastern Conference): six games, no goals, four assists

 

Jice update, end of regular season

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by Ron Kaplan

All in all, I would say this wasn’t the greatest season for Jews in ice. So many injuries, so little production (caused in most part by the injuries).

On the bright side we had a couple of new fellas added to the roles, so there as that. And out of eight teams with Jews, four have advanced to the post season.

Mike Brown was a scratch for the Montreal Canadiens’ last game of the year, a 5-2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning that evened their record at 38-38-6, so moral victory.

Brown started the year with the San Jose Sharks, coming over to Montreal in late February. He was an immediate hit with teammates and the local media because of his tenacious reputation. After a disappointing 20-14-15 campaign in which he appeared in just eight games, Brown had much better success staying on the ice. Overall he played in 58 games, scoring two goals and contributing three assists. He led the Jice in penalties, of course, with 90 minutes.

Andre Burakovsky enjoyed a solid sophomore season for the Washington Capitals who won the President’s Trophy for best record of the year. He took two shots on goal in their last game a 2-0 loss to the visiting Anaheim Ducks yesterday, to finish at 56-18-8, Burakovsky appeared in 79 games, scoring 17 goals and adding 21 assists.

 

Michael Cammalleri was a disappointment to the NJ Devils, but not for lack of trying. He was a major scoring force for the team (14 goals, 24 assists in 42 games), which finished missed the last two months because of a hand injury, finishing with 38-36-8, well out of playoff contention.

 

Jason Demers will not be around to help the Dallas Stars in their post-season efforts. He went down with a shoulder injury on March third and never returned to action. In 62 games, Demers had seven goals and 16 assists. The Stars finished on top of the Western Conference with a mark of 50-23-9.

 

Zach Hyman and Brendan Leipsic made their debuts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, appearing in 16 and six games respectively. Both dazzled in their limited time with the big club, Hyman scored four goals and added two assist while Leipsic scored in his very first game and kicked in a couple more assists. The Leafs had the worst record in the league at 29-42-11.

 

Eric Nystrom also missed beaucoup games for the Nashville Predators, mostly with a broken foot. He made it into just 46 games, scoring seven goals with no assists. He had one shot on goal in the Predators’ 3-2 loss to the Stars on Saturday. Nashville  finished seventh in the West.

 

David Warsofsky began the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins before the Devils brought him over in early March after he had missed more than a month between a head injury and minor league rehabbing. Warsofsky appeared in a total of 22 games, scoring one goal with one assist.

 

Jason Zucker was another disappointment for the Minnesota Wild with injuries and being sent back down to the minors for a time as a “teaching moment.” He appeared in 71 games, missing a couple of weeks as he recovered from an “upper body” injury sustained in one of those games held outdoors, scoring 13 goals with 12 assists. The Wild nabbed the final playoff spot in the West with a record of 38-33-11.

 

   
 

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