European Update: Read Breaks Goalless Drought

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So, let me get this straight, the NHL and NHLPA went to mediation for 48 hours, and that’s it? Great, this is working out real well.

Latest edition of your European update begins…NOW!


Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read breaks out of his goalless drought (3 games) and lights the lamp.

Games Played: 2. Goals: 1. Assists: 1. Points: 2

Nicklas Grossmann (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Why you heff to leave, Grossmannnnn?

Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 0. Points: 0.

Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) – There’s the Danny B. we know and love – taking stupid harmful penalties that lead to powerplay goals for the opposition (but I still love you, Danny).

Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 3. Points: 4. Penalty Min: 10

Claude Giroux – No concussion! Yay!

Max Talbot (SM-Liiga – Finland) – Talbot’s scoring drought extended through the week. Talbot also becomes the 2nd Flyer in Europe to receive a game misconduct.

Games Played: 3. Goals: 0. Assists: 0. Points: 0. Game Misconducts: 1

Ruslan Fedotenko (Donbass HC – KHL) – Rusty put up a point per game pace this week while normally going up against the opposition’s top-line.

Games Played: 4. Goals: 0. Assists: 4. Points: 4.

Jakub Voracek (Prague Lev – KHL) – Jake is having issues scoring. One goal and one assist in the last two weeks.

Games Played: 3. Goals: 0. Assists: 1. Points: 1

Tom Sestito (Sheffield Steelers – England) – I think the Flyers have found their new playmaking winger for G (kidding…maybe?).

Games Played: 2. Goals: 0. Assists: 3. Points: 3.

Bruno Gervais – (Heilbronn Falcons – Bundlesliga) – Doesn’t it feel like Bruno only plays one game a week? Maybe he plays in a beer league like me?

Games Played: 1. Goals: 0. Assists: 1. Points: 1

Ilya Bryzgalov (CSKA Moscow – KHL) – Although Bryz was scratched for two of three games, he made a stellar start in a 2-1 win.

Games Played/Scratched: 3/2. Goals Against: 1. Wins: 1. Losses: 0. Sv: 33 of 34

*All stats are recorded Sunday to Saturday