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Thursday happenings....

February 16, 2012 | View Comments

Thursday happenings....

As the Cyclones prepare for their Thursday night battle against the Elmira Jackals...here are things that YOU need to know for tonight:

 

- The Clones have a new face on defense - Nick Tabisz....Cincinnati's pressing need has been on defense, and now they have a guy who will solve that problem.  A local kid from Kettering, Ohio, Tabisz is a stable rear guard and will really help Cincinnati's blue line crew - which has been decimated by injury of late.  The old adage of "you have to give something, to get something" could not be more true in this instance.  In order to get Tabisz, the Cyclones traded forward Daniel Koger to South Carolina.  I can't say enough good things about Daniel...he was a pro's pro both on and off the ice.  I would not be surprised in the least if we see him on an AHL team next year on a regular basis.  I know I can speak for Coach Skalde and all of Puckopolis in saying good luck to Koger!  

 

- Brian Foster will be in net again tonight...while I'm sure he'd like to have a few shots back from Tuesday night in K-Zoo, he was solid.  He's 8-2-0-1 this year with a 2.61 GAA.

 

- Happy Birthday to Mike Liambas (@MLiambas)...he turns 23 today!!  Be sure to give him a happy birthday greeting when he gets on the ice tonight!!

 

- Anthony Luciani returns tonight...after missing the last few weeks with an ankle injury, Luciani is back in the lineup tonight.  He will be an excellent weapon to have in the arsenal this weekend as they kick off a three-in-three tonight.

 

- As for who is not in the lineup tonight...same as Tuesday (minus Luciani of course).  Chris Reed remains on the IR with post-concussion symptoms with David Leaderer suffering with the same.  Garrett Suter is still sidelined with a pectoral injury.  No timetables have been set for their return.

 

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Seattle is about to announce new arena plans...could the NHL be headed that way??

 

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The Rick Nash trade rumors continue to swirl...now with potential suitors...

 

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Speaking of trades...here is a list of some other rumors attached to other NHL teams...

 

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Apparently the Predators are pretty convinced how this season is going to end...love the confidence!!

 

 

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Gary Bettman says no formal CBA talks have happened yet... 

 

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The Red Wings made history this week....or did they?  We'll discuss in tonight's intermission report!

 

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See something you think needs to be on my blog??  Email me!  I'm always looking for great hockey stories to post!

 

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WOW...

 

 

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