Good News, Bad News

By Elliot Olshansky - February 07, 2008


First, the bad news: after reading a report from Gregg Drinnan of the Kelowna Daily News that Brock Trotter is leaving Denver to sign with the Montreal Canadiens and play with their AHL affiliate in Hamilton, Ontario, I reached out to both the Canadiens PR department and a source very familiar with the team. The Canadiens have no official comment at this time, but based on the other information I've received, I wouldn't be surprised to hear something tomorrow morning on Trotter signing.

Of course, the reports out of Denver over the past week - not to mention Trotter's absence against Minnesota State last weekend - lead us to believe that this move isn't entirely Trotter's choice. If that's the case, then obviously, it's very unfortunate. I really like Trotter's game, and Trotter was very nice when I spoke with him in person last year around this time. I do hope that Trotter can overcome whatever issues forced him to leave Denver and have a successful career as a pro.

Now, moving on to someone who will almost certainly have a successful career as a pro, and just happens to play for a protégé of Denver coach George Gwozdecky...Miami's Ryan Jones.

Jones has announced that he will donate his hair to Locks For Love at the end of the season. It's a great thing to do for a great cause. I just have one question here, based on this quote from Jones in the MU press release:

"I know it doesn't look great, and I hear fans complain about it all the time, but it's a small price to pay to help out these children. When I first went to the Locks of Love website and read about the impact it has on a child's life, it was an easy decision."

Who's complaining about Jones' hair? The man has a classic old-school hockey player look going with the long locks, and its a nice fit with his game. Jones is a warrior, setting the tone for that big, physical, nasty Miami team, and for whatever reason, the long hair seems to fit him.

And now, we know that he's doing it for a great cause.

Somehow, I feel like the hair will look good with a suit during the Hobey presentation ceremony. Hey, he's in my top three.

Posted by Elliot Olshansky at 07:00 PM on February 07, 2008
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