Eight games in, it's bleeding obvious the Kingston Frontenacs are missing quite a bit. With injured d-man Justin Wallingford out injured, they can't get out of their own zone quickly and they don't have any jam on the offensive end, like 19-year-old who's physical and has offensive skills.
(Kyle Bochek is also out of the lineup... anyone know why the Fronts had just 16 skaters, two below the minimum, dressed today? That's bush-league.)
It is early yet, the sample sizes are small, but being outscored 28-7 across the first four road games, including a 5-1 loss today in Belleville, is troubling. Again, it's never as bad it seems when it's going bad, but the way the team is getting blown out of games sets the mind to racing about coach Bruce Cassidy's future. The 19-year-olds, Cory Emmerton, Ben Shutron (minus-9 already on the season), might have new addresses by Christmas at the rate.
Fun facts: The Bulls have outscored the Fronts 24-4 in their first three meetings vs. their traditional rivals, and Kingston plays them again on Friday. The Bulls' Eric Tangradi has matched that four-goal output already against Kingston. He scored five all of last season.
Literary event listings: Feb. 20–26, 2017
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