Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Affiliation news

For the second time, the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL announce an affiliation with the New York Islanders

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The Grizz and the Islanders teamed up way back in 1994-1998... The Grizz were pretty successful back then.

I can't say this doesn't come as a surprise to me. The Grizz sucked this year. Granted, I only saw two games, but their passing was sloppy, their D was non-existant and because they were plagued with injuries, G Rob McVicar had played something crazy like 17 games straight - with no one to relieve him unless he was injured. The weekend we went to Idaho to watch them play the Steelheads, they got beat, collectively, a nutterhausen 15-3. It was painful to watch, it really was (but we did get 2 free Sonic burgers out of the deal).

Hopefully the Islanders fill the team with some top prospects. (read my blog for why that's italicized...) The Grizz had all the talent, drive and ambition there to be a competitor, but with the injuries and frustration, lacked in the 'getting-it-done' department.


Isleschick said...

I hope they sign a lot of prospects this summer and not the usual career minor leaguers to fill Utah and Bridgeport. :)

Bethany said...

My buddy plays for the Grizzlies...

McPhizzle said...

isleschick - I hope they keep a couple of the guys they still have ;o)

bethany - who is your buddy?

Bethany said...

Well he played...Ehgoetz he plays for the Cincinnati Cyclones now.