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  1. Dumont has been very strong in Hamilton, especially of late - unfortunately another classic Bulldog call-up not much size but not afraid to hit and be hit, plays hard and well every game. I think he will be a good help if given some ice time. He has earned a look - best of luck to him!
  2. BULLDOGS SIGN THREE-YEAR EXTENSIONS WITH COPPS COLISEUM, MONTREAL CANADIENS By: Hamilton Bulldogs 03/01/2013 8:48 AM -Hamilton Bulldogs Owner and Chairman Michael Andlauer announced today the hockey club has signed a three-year agreement with Global Spectrum to remain the primary tenant at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. Andlauer also announced the Bulldogs have signed a three-year extension to their affiliation agreement with the Montreal Canadiens. “This is an exciting day for the Bulldogs, the Canadiens and the City of Hamilton,” stated Hamilton Bulldogs Owner and Chairman Michael Andlauer. “We are very fortunate to be affiliated with the most storied franchise in our sport, the Montreal Canadiens and I would like to thank Geoff Molson for his continued support. Equally as important as the relationship with our NHL affiliate is the relationship with our City. Mayor Bob Bratina has been instrumental in securing the Bulldogs’ future in Hamilton and I am grateful for his unwavering support. I would also like to thank our new partners at Global Spectrum and Live Nation Entertainment. Each year, hundreds of thousands of fans attend Bulldogs’ games and other events at Copps Coliseum. We look forward to working with John Page and his team to make Copps Coliseum and Downtown Hamilton a premier entertainment destination”. “The Bulldogs lease means Copps Coliseum will continue to have a quality tenant ensuring top level hockey and committed ownership. Their community participation with such things as student nutrition programs and visits to our Children's Hospital is a bonus and a blessing”, said Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina. "The Bulldogs and the City of Hamilton have a partnership second to none in Canada. The quality of our ownership is reflected in Michael Andlauer's Queen's Jubilee Medal for his community service that will now continue to grace our City." “To grow and develop talent in your farm system you need first class facilities, stability and strong support and this is what the Bulldogs have enjoyed in Hamilton with Copps Coliseum, the community and great fans”, stated Montreal Canadiens Executive Vice President and General Manager Marc Bergevin. “We’re very pleased that our partnership will continue on for many years to come.” "We are thrilled to be associated with the rich tradition of the Hamilton Bulldogs", said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. "We look forward to supporting their hockey and community initiatives here in Hamilton in this new partnership.” Andlauer added, “I take a lot of pride in what the Bulldogs have accomplished, both on and off the ice, during the team’s first 17 seasons in the City of Hamilton. The extension of our affiliation agreement with the Montreal Canadiens and lease with Global Spectrum ensures that the Bulldogs will celebrate 20 seasons in the City of Hamilton. Through initiatives such as the “Dawgs Breakfast Program”, I can assure you that the Bulldogs will continue to give back to our great city. I hope Hamiltonians will support the Bulldogs by coming to Copps Coliseum to cheer the team on.” Having served as the primary tenant at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum since the 1996-1997 season, the Bulldogs are the seventh-longest-tenured team in the AHL, behind only the Hershey Bears (1938-1939), Rochester Americans (1956-1957), Providence Bruins (1992-1993), Portland Pirates (1993-1994), Springfield Falcons (1994-1995) and Syracuse Crunch (1994-1995). The Hamilton Bulldogs have served as the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens since the 2002-2003 season. During their 11 seasons as the Canadiens’ affiliate, the Bulldogs have been one of the AHL’s most successful teams on the ice, competing in four conference finals (2003, 2007, 2010 and 2011) and two Calder Cup Finals (2003 and 2007), capturing the City of Hamilton’s first professional hockey championship in 2007. During the team’s 17 seasons in Hamilton, 170 Bulldogs players have gone on to play in the NHL. Currently, there are 39 Hamilton Bulldogs’ graduates on NHL rosters, including 10 on the Montreal Canadiens’. Global Spectrum manages Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place, as well as more than 115 other public assembly facilities around the world, including four in Ontario and three in British Columbia. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks. Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. ***THE HAMILTON BULLDOGS 2012-2013 SEASON IS PRESENTED BY THE FANZ CHOICE*** http://bulldogs.thefanzchoice.com/ Visit the official website of the Hamilton Bulldogs at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com Become a fan of the ‘Dogs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hamiltonbulldogs Follow the team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bulldogsahl and www.twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay - See more at: http://www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/pressbox/news/?article_id=294#sthash.tyia68oI.dpuf
  3. TVA SPORTS TO TELEVISE 7 BULLDOGS GAMES IN NOVEMBER By: Hamilton Bulldogs 10/31/2012 2:00 PM - SPRINGFIELD, Mass - The American Hockey League, Hamilton Bulldogs and TVA Sports announced today that the Canadian network will continue to be the official French-language television broadcaster of the Hamilton Bulldogs during the month of November. The next TVA Sports broadcast will be on Saturday, November 3rd at 7 p.m. when the Bulldogs, AHL Affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, take on the Rochester Americans, AHL Affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. HAMILTON BULLDOGS ON TVA Sports – NOVEMBER 2012 SCHEDULE Broadcast schedule subject to change. *Game at Bell Centre 1. Saturday, November 3, 2012 Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs 7:00 p.m. 2. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Syracuse Crunch at Hamilton Bulldogs 7:30 p.m. 3. Friday, November 9, 2012 Syracuse Crunch at Hamilton Bulldogs 7:30 p.m.* 4. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Rochester Americans at Hamilton Bulldogs 10:00 a.m. 5. Friday, November 16, 2012 Toronto Marlies at Hamilton Bulldogs 7:30 p.m. 6. Saturday, November 17, 2012 7. Sunday, November 25, 2012 Hamilton Bulldogs at Toronto Marlies Lake Erie Monsters at Hamilton Bulldogs 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. TVA Sports is available in standard definition and high definition across Canada on: BELL TV: FIBE: 111 (1111 HD), SATELLITE : 193 (1883 HD) | COGECO : 88 (538 HD) | ROGERS CABLE : 656 (657 HD) | SHAW DIRECT : 747 (238 HD), (290 HD) | TELUS : 24 (524 HD) | VIDEOTRON : 24 (624 HD). For information on how to subscribe to TVA Sports, please contact your local television service provider.
  4. Would it be worth using the game day thread link for Bulldogs games until the Habs season starts??? I'm not very good at that but I know number of you did great threads for the Dogs in their last playoff run!
  5. Good add to the Bulldogs - fierce fighter and class guy with the fans..... BULLDOGS SIGN ZACK STORTINI TO AHL CONTRACT By: Hamilton Bulldogs 09/21/2012 11:59 AM - MONTREAL, QC – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Club has signed forward Zack Stortini to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2012-2013 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Stortini, 27, has spent parts of six seasons in the National Hockey League with the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers, registering 41 points (14 goals, 27 assists) and 725 penalty minutes in 257 regular season games. The native of Elliot Lake, Ontario has played in 220 regular season games over six seasons in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals, Oklahoma City Barons, Springfield Falcons, Hamilton Bulldogs, Iowa Stars and Toronto Roadrunners, posting 48 points (24 goals, 24 assists), 683 penalty minutes and a +14 rating. Stortini was a member of the Calder Cup-winning 2006-2007 Hamilton Bulldogs, producing 15 points (nine goals, six assists) and a team-leading 195 penalty minutes in 47 regular season games and three points (three goals) and a team-high 56 penalty minutes in 22 post-season games. Stortini played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sudbury Wolves, registering 120 points (55 goals, 65 assists) and 746 penalty minutes in 247 regular season games. The 6’4”, 215-pound right-winger was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the third round, 94th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
  6. Great (if long) human interest story about him! A CLOSER LOOK: DAULTAN LEVEILLE By: Hamilton Bulldogs 09/21/2012 2:27 PM - By: Stuart McComish HAMILTON, Ont. – Daultan Leveille is returning home to begin his professional hockey career. Leveille, a native of St. Catharines, recently signed a one-year, two-way, American Hockey League-ECHL contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs and is busy preparing for the Bulldogs’ training camp, which opens September 28th at Brassard, Que. Leveille, a ‘6”1, 190-pound left-shot centre who turned 22 on August 10th, starred for two seasons with the St. Catharines Falcons of the Golden Horseshoe Junior B League and the Greater Ontario Junior League before embarking on a four-year career at Michigan State University. He overcame the death of his older brother and a serious knee injury during his junior season to produce 26 goals and 43 assists for 69 points in 131 games for the Spartans. “This is a great thing for me because a lot of people who used to come and see me with the Falcons haven’t seen me play for a few years and now they can come to Hamilton which is only a short drive from St. Catharines,” Leveille said after a recent workout at Copps Coliseum. “I spent the last few years five hours from home and I am looking forward to the chance to play closer to home.” Leveille became the first player from the GHL to be tabbed in the first round of the National Hockey League Entry Draft when the Atlanta Thrashers made him the 29th overall pick in 2008. He failed to come to terms with the organization, which relocated to Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 season and was rebranded as the Jets, and became an unrestricted free agent on August 15. “I let my agent deal with the Thrashers, but all the guys who were involved in drafting me were all gone after they cleaned house. I figured they would either cut ties with all the Atlanta guys or they would carry on with them. My biggest concern was getting back to 100 percent and I figured if the Thrashers didn’t want me I could show someone else I was ready to go. “The Canadiens were really interested in me in my draft year and I really thought I would be going to Montreal. But once things didn’t go well with the Thrashers and then the Jets, my agent reached out to some teams that had been interested in me and Montreal still had that interest.” With the NHL currently shut down due to a lockout, Leveille knows competition for spots among the Bulldogs’ forward corps will be fierce. “The way I look at it, I am going to have to beat someone out for a spot. If I play my game I will give myself the best possible chance to earn a spot and I am prepared to do that. I have been training all summer and I am doing all I can to come in and make an impact. I want to show them they made the right decision in bringing me here and I want to make my way up the ladder as quickly as possible.” In order to prepare for the rigours of a professional season, Leveille spent several months working out under the supervision of former NHLer Gary Roberts before following the fitness program put together by Darren McConaghy, the Bulldogs’ strength and conditioning coordinator. “I finished with Gary two weeks ago,” said Leveille. “I had been training with him since March. I learned so much from him, about how to live as a pro and eat properly. You can work out all you want, but if you aren’t eating properly all that work won’t help you. I didn’t want to throw away all the good work I had done with him so I got in here to keep going with what Darren gave us. I have been doing a lot of strength training and adding a lot of footwork and agility drills. “It’ll be a huge jump moving to the pros, but I played against older, stronger guys in college and I have skated in the summer with guys who played at Michigan State and went on to the NHL. They talked about the physical difference in pro hockey, but stressed to me to just focus on playing my game and not get overwhelmed by trying to change too many things.” Leveille’s collegiate career came to a halt during his junior season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament, the medial collateral ligament and the meniscus in his left knee in a game at Alaska-Fairbanks on February 19th, 2011. “I thought I was getting better every year. I thought my junior season had been pretty strong to that point and things were clicking. I was learning more about the game, but then I got injured and that set me back. “It was a dirty hit. I knew something was wrong, but didn’t know how bad it was until the doctor looked at it. My first reaction was, ‘When can I play again? Can I play in the playoffs?’, but I was told I was done for a year. To hear that was pretty upsetting and after the surgery I really pushed myself to get back. I played some games in my last season, but I knew I wasn’t 100 percent.” While rehabilitating his knee Leveille got some encouragement from two other athletes who had suffered similar injuries, longtime NHL defenceman Chris Chelios and onetime Michigan State running back Javon Ringer, who now plays for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. “I thought I would never be the same player,” said Leveille. “My skating has always been my biggest asset and I wondered how that would be affected. At one of the last games of the season I sat with Chelios, whose two sons were on the team, and talked to him. He told me he had a similar injury and played many years in the NHL after that and to hear a guy like him, who had the career he had, tell me that was great. “I bumped into Javon in the gym one day and had no idea he had a knee injury similar to mine and ended up in the NFL. It made me feel a lot better knowing I could come all the way back. So instead of wallowing about my luck I focused on how quickly I could get back.” Leveille also credited Roberts, who played 11 NHL seasons after missing a season due to a serious neck injury, with accelerating his return. “He’s been through the injury thing too and he really helped me get my knee stronger and to help me get the quickness and power back. My skating coach, who I have been with my entire career, said she couldn’t tell any difference in my skating.” A few weeks before injuring his knee Leveille dealt with the loss of his brother Clayton, who passed away on January 16th from a rare blood disorder contracted during a vacation in Mexico. “We thought it was just one of things you might pick up in Mexico, but it just kept getting worse. He ended up in hospital in the Miami area and I went down and stayed with him. Eventually he came back to a hospital at home and he was in and out. He was fluctuating, nobody had any idea what was going on. He’d be good one week, bad the next week. I remember sitting with him and he told me he wanted me to get back to school and keep playing hockey. “He was always my biggest fan and I dedicated my junior season to him. We were very close, he was a year older than me and we did everything together. Even if he took a turn for the worse he didn’t want me missing games to come home. Even after he passed away I was back in the lineup, I didn’t miss any games. There was nothing more that he wanted than for me to play pro hockey and he was the biggest Canadiens fan you’d ever meet. I laughed when I signed with the Bulldogs about how things all worked out.” Leveille came to the attention of NHL scouts in 2007-2008, his second season with the Falcons, when he scored 29 goals and added 27 assists for 56 points in 45 games. He contributed 14 goals and 30 points in 16 playoff matches and went into the draft ranked 47th among North American-based skaters by NHL Central Scouting. “That whole season was a complete whirlwind. I remember sitting down before the season started and wondering whether I would be able to get a Division I scholarship. But then the season started and I got on the NHL draft list and even that was a huge honour for me. I was ecstatic to think there was a chance I might be chosen at some point and then as that season went on it became more of a possibility that I would go a bit higher.” Leveille’s NHL draft class was one of the strongest in recent years and he said he is out to prove he belongs with his fellow first rounders, a group that includes such established NHL stars such as Steven Stamkos and Drew Doughty. “It’s a real motivator. I want to be just as good as all those guys I was drafted with. They may be where they are in their pro careers, but even though I have had some setbacks I can get started now and show people I do belong with that group. “I never played on great teams in the winter, but the summer was when I got to play against guys Stamkos, John Tavares, Michael Del Zotto and Alex Pietrangelo. Every weekend it was a tournament against guys like that and I really pushed myself then because I knew those were the guys I would be competing with. I watched a guy like Stamkos work out with Roberts every day and I figure if a guy who is one of the elite players in the world is going to put in that kind of effort I need to work twice as hard. “There have been a lot of distractions, for lack of a better word, over the past two years and I think I am past that. It’s a fresh start with a new organization and I am going to make the best of this. I have put in a lot of work and I am ready to go.”
  7. Three more on the way......(From today's Montreal Gazette) Random thoughts while waiting for the NHL and its players to resume talking: Bulldogs add trio: The Canadiens have figured out a way to keep goaltender Cédrick Desjardins, defenceman Frédéric St-Denis and forward Aaron Palushaj employed during the lockout. The three weren't among the 21 players assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs, but they will be with the American Hockey League club when it opens its training camp next week. All three have two-way contracts and would normally have to clear NHL waivers before being assigned to Hamilton. The Canadiens delayed placing them on waivers because they feared another team would put in a claim. But an informal agreement between the AHL, the NHL and the players' association will allow the players to join the Bulldogs after signing AHL contracts. The option is available to players who were on AHL clear-day lists that would have allowed them to play in last season's AHL playoffs. Palushaj played 38 games for the Canadiens last season, while St-Denis played 17. Desjardins, who signed his first contract with Hamilton in 2006, was in the Colorado organization last season and returned to the Canadiens as a free agent July 1. He posted a 2-0-0 record in his only NHL action with Tampa Bay in the 2010-11 season. He beat the Canadiens 4-1 in his NHL debut. Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Canadiens+with+contracts+allowed+join+Bulldogs/7276112/story.html#ixzz277hzhOU2
  8. Fortier, 23, has played 106 regular season games over parts of three seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs registering 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes. In 2010-2011, the 5’11”, 181-pound centre tied for third on the ‘Dogs in rookie scoring with 20 points while ranking second in goals scored by a rookie with nine. The native of Quebec City, Quebec played three seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL notching 161 points (65 goals, 96 assists) and 107 penalty minutes in 205 games. Fortier was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round, 65th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
  9. Daultan Leveille, 22, played four seasons with Michigan State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association recording 69 points (26 goals, 43 assists) and 50 penalty minutes in 131 regular season games. In 2008-2009 as a rookie with Michigan State, Leveille was second in team scoring with 19 points (nine goals, eight assists) while also being an Honourable Mention selection to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. The native of St. Catharines, Ontario played two seasons with the St. Catharines Falcons of the Golden Horseshoe Jr. “B” Hockey League / Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League from 2006-2008. In 93 games, the 6’0”, 175-pound centre had 101 points (48 goals, 53 assists) and 38 penalty minutes. Leveille was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round, 29th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
  10. More news - though these guys will probably end up in the ECHL - until the strike ends! Wondering what they will do with St Denis and Palushaj. I also hope Desjardins is able to join the Dogs. ULLDOGS SIGN CHAPUT, FORTIER AND LEVEILLE By: Hamilton Bulldogs 09/18/2012 10:52 AM - MONTREAL, QC – Montreal Canadiens Executive Vice President and General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Hamilton Bulldogs have signed Stefan Chaput, Olivier Fortier and Daultan Leveille to one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contracts for the 2012-2013 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Chaput, 24, has played 164 regular season games over five seasons in the AHL for the Providence Bruins, Syracuse Crunch, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats registering 71 points (24 goals, 47 assists), 51 penalty minutes and a +11 rating. The native of Montreal, Quebec spent four seasons with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League posting 168 points (71 goals, 97 assists), 145 penalty minutes and a +51 rating in 196 games. The 6’0”, 190-pound centre was second in scoring for the MAINEiacs in 2007-2008 with 69 points (33 goals, 36 assists) while also ranking in goals. Chaput was originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round, 153rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Fortier, 23, has played 106 regular season games over parts of three seasons with the Hamilton Bulldogs registering 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes. In 2010-2011, the 5’11”, 181-pound centre tied for third on the ‘Dogs in rookie scoring with 20 points while ranking second in goals scored by a rookie with nine. The native of Quebec City, Quebec played three seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic of the QMJHL notching 161 points (65 goals, 96 assists) and 107 penalty minutes in 205 games. Fortier was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round, 65th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Leveille, 22, played four seasons with Michigan State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association recording 69 points (26 goals, 43 assists) and 50 penalty minutes in 131 regular season games. In 2008-2009 as a rookie with Michigan State, Leveille was second in team scoring with 19 points (nine goals, eight assists) while also being an Honourable Mention selection to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. The native of St. Catharines, Ontario played two seasons with the St. Catharines Falcons of the Golden Horseshoe Jr. “B” Hockey League / Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League from 2006-2008. In 93 games, the 6’0”, 175-pound centre had 101 points (48 goals, 53 assists) and 38 penalty minutes. Leveille was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round, 29th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. 2012-2013 Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets are on sale now! For as little as $10 per game, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a `Dogs season ticket holder such as reserved seating for all home games at Copps Coliseum, the option to redeem unused tickets for any other regular season game, discounts on team merchandise and access to exclusive season ticket holder-only events with the team. Convenient payment plans are available. For more information on how to join our team by becoming a Hamilton Bulldogs season ticket holder, call 905-529-8500 or e-mail ticketing@hamiltonbulldogs.com
  11. Here is the basic roster announced today. Link first then complete article. link - http://www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/pressbox/news/index.html?article_id=48 CANADIENS ASSIGN 21 TO BULLDOGS By: Hamilton Bulldogs 09/17/2012 12:31 PM - MONTREAL, QC – Montreal Canadiens Executive Vice President and General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the club has assigned 21 players to the Hamilton Bulldogs. The players assigned to Hamilton include forwards Alexander Avtsin, Alain Berger, Michael Blunden, Michael Bournival, Gabriel Dumont, Brendan Gallagher, Blake Geoffrion, Patrick Holland, Louis Leblanc, Philippe Lefebvre, Joonas Nattinen, Steve Quailer and Ian Schultz, defencemen Nathan Beaulieu, Morgan Ellis, Brendon Nash, Greg Pateryn, Joe Stejskal and Jarred Tinordi and goaltenders Peter Delmas and Robert Mayer. The Bulldogs begin training camp on Saturday, September 29th in Sherbrooke, Quebec and will play two exhibition games against the Toronto Marlies on Saturday, October 6th in Cobourg, Ontario and on Monday, October 8th in Brantford, Ontario. The Bulldogs’ 17th season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they will play the Griffins. The team’s 2012-2013 home-opener is set for Friday, October 19th when they will host the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. 2012-2013 Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets are on sale now! For as little as $10 per game, you can enjoy the many benefits of being a `Dogs season ticket holder such as reserved seating for all home games at Copps Coliseum, the option to redeem unused tickets for any other regular season game, discounts on team merchandise and access to exclusive season ticket holder-only events with the team. Convenient payment plans are available. For more information on how to join our team by becoming a Hamilton Bulldogs season ticket holder, call 905-529-8500 or e-mail ticketing@hamiltonbulldogs.com Visit the official website of the Hamilton Bulldogs at www.hamiltonbulldogs.com Become a fan of the ‘Dogs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hamiltonbulldogs Follow the team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bulldogsahl and www.twitter.com/dogsplaybyplay Find the team on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/bulldogsahl/ The Hamilton Bulldogs 2012-2013 season is presented by The Fanz Choice http://bulldogs.thefanzchoice.com/
  12. I believe he has signed over seas.
  13. How right you are my friend!!! I don't see a down side to this - the guy has been top of the AHL for the last few years (3rd over all and top Save percentage last season - although stats mean nothing :lol: :lol: ). And he is Francophone!!!!! He will either be a fine backup to Price or will help the Dogs hugely - especially with the crop of D-men on the way!!!! This gives me hope for the Dogs and the Habs that the new admin is at least thinking - I mean look at the potential backup goaltenders or #1 AHLers that the Dogs have had and LOST - Yann Danis (#2 AHL again this year and is also a FRANCOPHONE!!!), Curtis Sanford (ok - bad back but stellar when healthy), Drew MacIntyre!, and Cedrick - instead we go off site for Auld and Budaj - all these guys came out of our system one way or the other and certainly could have perfomed in a support role - and certainly could have kept Hamilton on track!!!!! Not to mention giving up on the Price/Halak tandem too soon - (but tandems don't work do they - congrats on the trophy Jaro and Brian!!!! - if Halak had been healthy LA might not have made it to the Finals). Whatever - a great move IMO - he will help us one way or another - Delmas and Mayer have yet to show the consistency to be an AHL #! or an NHL backup. I like Lawson but he is a poor man's Sanford or MacIntyre.
  14. Blast from the past! "Goaltending tandems" don't work! "Win and you are in" is a poor strategy! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Well at least we got good value for Halak! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! or maybe we should be crying......
  15. Good game last night against Phantoms - played on a line with Palushaj - lots of energy from both - 1-0 win in OT.
  16. One website's opinion.....anyway not sure what the predictions were - but js2's analysis is accurate - that's what he gives game in and game out. Good energy player, decent both ways - not an NHL 1st or 2nd liner.
  17. The person who said he was close to retirement and was winding down his career - from what Sanford said that is inaccurate
  18. In interviews I've seen that is clearly not his intention - he seems to still want another shot at the NHL, albeit as a backup - he is comfortable with his role in the AHL but would be happy at one more shot in the Bigs. I think he is certainly capable of it based on his performance here - only doubt might be he has had a few bouts of injuries.
  19. Sanford played his first game of the season tonight beating the Manitoba Moose 3-1, it really should have been a shutout as his D hung him out to dry on the lone goal - considering he hadn't played in many months he looked sharp - good news for the Bulldogs AND the Habs!
  20. In his two regular season starts he has looked quite strong with a win and a shootout loss. He plays the puck very well much as Price used to do here. Delmas is indeed steady but does have a tendency to big rebounds.
  21. Our current #4 goalie on the Habs depth chart. (with Sanford injured....) Delmas, 20, attended the Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs training camps on a tryout. In one pre-season game with the Bulldogs, the native of Alliston, Ontario made 23 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Binghamton Senators. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 183-pound goaltender split the season between the Quebec Remparts and Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. Delmas earned a 15-9-0 record with a 3.15 goals-against-average and a .897 save percentage with the Remparts and a 5-7-0 record with a 3.42 goals-against-average and a .895 save percentage. Delmas was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round, 61st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. From Hockey's Future prospects: Talent Analysis A solid, positional goaltender, Delmas is unflappable between the pipes and plays a mature, steady game beyond his years. Always square to the shooter, he never gives up on the puck and possesses a quick glove, but at times he struggles controlling rebounds. Though he has settled down from his rookie year, Delmas is sometimes a bit too adventurous in and around the net and doesn’t have the quickness and agility to always make up for his aggressiveness.
  22. 2ND star of the week in the NHL - of ALL teams and ALL players - Price is playing great but we settled for second best (no mistake still pretty good) - at least we got Eller in return
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