Thinking about whether finishing fourth beats third is considered offensive to those hockey gods, yet the scenario is in play in at least one league.
Tampa Bay Lightning first-rounder Slater Koekkoek's season-ending shoulder injury last week made him the fourth seasoned defenceman to disappear from the Windsor Spitfires' ranks since September; soon thereafter, a Saginaw Spirit loss clinched fifth in the OHL's Western Conference for the Spits. What seems more daunting, having Koekkoek-less Windsor in the 4 vs. 5 matchup or facing the Saginaw Spirit, with a wall named Jake Paterson in goal, in the 3 vs. 6 saw-off?
Just saying, as Erie and London go into their final three games one point apart.
Here is a survey of who is flowing and who is faltering entering the sprint to the finish line in all three leagues.
Hot: London Knights
The Knights, whose 9-1-0-0 run gives them the best 'past 10' record in the league, are being hailed as the most offensively potent team Dale and Mark HunterRead More »from London, Rimouski tear through final weeks: CHL Hot & Cold