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Curtis Lazar looks to end goal slump: Monday’s coast-to-coast

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Projected NHL first-rounder Curtis Lazar is goal-less in nine games. Edmonton Oil Kings coach Derek Laxdal: "I think Curtis Lazar has got to find his game a bit. He's not contributing a lot offensively, but he's working hard." (Edmonton Journal)

Why is Brent Sutter back behind the Red Deer Rebels' bench? (The Pipeline Show)

Unfortunate news out of Kamloops: overage Blazers forward Jordan DePape's junior days are finished due to a recurring shoulder injury. (Kamloops Daily News, Taking Note)

Kootenay Ice centre Sam Reinhart is coming to life while carrying a rebuilding team. (Sportsnet)

Our own Cam Charron shares his thoughts on the final leg of the Subway Super Series. (The Pipeline Show)

Let's have more draft hype for the Regina Pats' Morgan Klimchuk and more money for public schools. (WHL From Above)

Brandon Wheat Kings rookie John Quenneville cashed in his chance to play premium minutes on Sunday. (Luber's Lounge)

Justin Goldman of The Goalie Guild waxes profound on some possible Team Canada-worthy goalies (if not this year, than next). (The Pipeline Show)


Boston Bruins pick Seth Griffith, the London Knights' marksman, has had the Kitchener Rangers' number during the past calendar year. (Waterloo Record)

Consecutive losses to conference powerhouses has Kitchener coach-GM Steve Spott convinced of the need to add another forward, but it's a tight trading market. (Waterloo Record)

Coach Bob Boughner says the Windsor Spitfires "have found a little bit of our identity" after consecutive one-goal losses to the conference leaders, Barrie and Owen Sound. (Windsor Star)

St. Louis Blues goalie prospect Jordan Binnington's back-to-back shutouts for Owen Sound improved his status with Hockey Canada. (Owen Sound Sun Times)

Vancouver Canucks first-rounder Brendan Gaunce felt buoyed by his showing in his third game back from a shoulder injury.  (Belleville Intelligencer)

Winnipeg Jets third-rounder Scott Kosmachuk is in a scoring slump, but it's part and parcel of having an expanded role in his third season with the Guelph Storm. Meantime, what is with Guelph and their shootout struggles? (Winnipeg Free Press)

On a football Sunday, Sault Ste. Marie beat Sarnia by a touchdown. (Sault Star)

Kingston coach Todd Gill's team awaits "a different beast" with four road games in a row. The young Frontenacs have a five-game win streak. (Kingston Whig-Standard)

Niagara IceDogs rookie Brook Hiddink scored in consecutive games for the first time in his OHL tenure. (St. Catharines Standard)

The Ottawa 67's have lost seven in a row, but their power play is converting at 37.5 per cent over that stretch. (Ottawa Sun)


Nikita Kucherov will remain a healthy scratch for the Quebec Remparts for at least one more game. (Le Soleil)

Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon could each be top-5 NHL picks; anyone care to name when was last time the Q had two players drafted that highly? (

Slovakian rookie Martin Reway suffered a concussion on the weekend, causing him to miss out on his Gatineau Olympiques' consecutive road wins. (Le Droit)

The Baie-Comeau Drakkar ran their point streak to 15 games, but in an overtime loss. So ordering balloons was out. (Le Soleil)

Maintaining momentum is proving difficult for the young Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Is that William Carrier who's tied for third in league scoring? (Cape Breton Post)

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